During the height of the pandemic, healthcare worker Shafawn Morrison began making scrubs from scratch as a hobby. She’s always loved fashion and wanted to put her own touch on scrubs, a critical part of the healthcare uniform.
“You can’t report to work without scrubs in the healthcare field. They’re in high demand,” Morrison said.
When more friends and family started asking her to make scrubs for them, she tried to keep up, but the demand was too much for her to keep up with by hand. So, Morrison sourced a copy to manufacture the scrubs for her and began selling her product online.
Within five months of launching Our Scrub Boutique, she became a wholesaler, sold hundreds of scrubs and started a uniform consultant program and a program supporting those who want to start their own uniform scrub business.
For those who want to start their own uniform scrub business, Morrison provides coaching, files their LLC, EIN and provides company catalogs.
“I’ll coach them throughout their whole process until they think that they’re successful enough to go on by themselves,” she said.
Since starting Our Scrub Boutique, Morrison has entered contracts and sold to local nursing facilities including Sunshine Girls Home.
Kimberly Young, owner of Sunshine Girls Home purchased from Our Scrub Boutique for herself and her staff for the past year and said the scrubs are unique and of great quality.
“(Morrison is) doing a great service giving people an opportunity to be very fashionable in scrubs,” Young said. “Normally, scrubs come in one style with different colors.”
Our Scrub Boutique has a wide variety of styles including dressy scrub suits, denim, sporty and casual scrubs. As an affordable option, Morrison also sells scrubs on consignment.
“Usually in the healthcare field they have the same types of scrubs that you wear with tennis shoes but with hers, you can dress them up and even wear them with heels,” Young said.
Now that Our Scrub Boutique is one year old, Morrison is planning on leaving her job at the hospital to pursue her business full time.
“I love helping people. It’s very rewarding clocking out and knowing that you made an impact on someone’s life,” she said. While she loves working at the hospital, she hopes to grow Our Scrub Boutique internationally.
To learn more about Our Scrub Boutique, visit the website:https://scrubboutiques.com/.