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Beat the Heat: Lightweight Scrubs and Health Tips for Hot Weather


Summer is almost here, bringing longer days and warmer temperatures, perfect for showcasing vibrant scrub colours. However, in some parts of the world, like the UK, it's hard to pinpoint exactly when summer begins. Nevertheless, with the anticipation of sunnier days, it's essential to prioritise health, especially for healthcare workers facing hotter conditions during their shifts. In this blog, we'll explore how to stay cool in medical scrubs while ensuring your well-being remains a top priority. 


Top Healthcare Tips to Beat the Heat:

  1. Hydration Is Key: 

Keep a water bottle with you at all times and make a habit of drinking fluids regularly throughout your shift. Proper hydration not only keeps you cool but also helps maintain focus and energy levels.

  1. Take Breaks in Shaded Areas:

When possible, take breaks in shaded or cooler areas to give your body a chance to rest and cool down. Use this time to rehydrate, refresh, and recharge.

  1. Protect Yourself from the Sun:

Even if you're indoors for most of the day, don't forget to protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. Apply sunscreen to exposed skin, wear sunglasses to shield your eyes, and consider wearing a hat for added protection when outdoors.

  1. Prioritise Comfort and Functionality:

Invest in lightweight scrubs that prioritise both comfort and functionality, ideal for the summer healthcare fashion. Look for features such as moisture-wicking properties, breathable designs, and flexible fits that allow for ease of movement. Comfortable attire enables you to focus on your patients without distraction.

  1. Listen to Your Body:

 Above all, listen to your body's signals and respond accordingly. If you start feeling overheated or fatigued, take a break, hydrate, and cool down before resuming your duties, do not put yourself or your patient at risk. 


Happythreads Scrubs Tips to Beat the Heat

  1. Fabric Matters

When it comes to staying cool in the heat, choosing a lightweight, breathable fabric is crucial. Cotton, for example, tends to trap heat and moisture, making it less than ideal for long shifts. We advise against scrubs made from cotton, including popular brands like Dickies or Cherokee, as they may not offer the breathability and moisture-wicking properties needed to stay comfortable. Instead, opt for our lightweight polyester blends and moisture-wicking fabrics for the ultimate summer comfort. The fabric of your medical scrubs plays a significant role in keeping you cool during the summer months.

Our Koi Basics and Koi Lite collections are designed with your comfort in mind, offering trendy styles and innovative fabrics that keep you feeling fresh and comfortable all day long. Koi Basics, a collection from the iconic Koi brand, is tailored for healthcare professionals seeking simplicity and trendiness. Offering lightweight, affordable, and easy-to-maintain, making them perfect for daily wear. Koi Basics boasts modern cuts and comfortable materials, making them an ideal choice for everyday wear, especially for those constantly on the move. Plus, they're budget-friendly!





 ★★★★★ - Prachi

"I absolutely love my Koi Basics scrubs! They're so lightweight and comfortable, perfect for those long shifts at the hospital. I feel confident and stylish at work."






For the ultimate summer scrub, turn to Koi Lite. Engineered from breathable fabrics inspired by sportswear, these garments guarantee both comfort and style, even during the busiest shifts. Featuring moisture-wicking fabric and cool dobby stretch, Koi Lite scrubs keep you feeling cool when temperatures rise.





 ★★★★★ - Chrishan 

"I've been wearing Koi Lite scrubs for years, and they never disappoint. The moisture-wicking fabric is a game-changer during hot summer days, and the ribbed sides allow me to move freely without any restrictions. Highly recommend it!" 






  1. Embrace Vibrant Colours and Patterns on Your Summer Uniforms

When summer rolls around, it's the perfect time to liven up your wardrobe with vibrant scrub colours and playful patterns that not only look great but also help keep you cool. Our Koi Basics and Koi Lite collections offer a fresh palette of exciting hues and designs that reflect the energy and brightness of the season.

  • Why Choose Bright Colours for your Summer scrubs 

Lighter shades not only resonate with summer healthcare fashion but are scientifically proven to reflect sunlight, which can help maintain a cooler body temperature. Wearing shades like Sunshine, Teal, and Fresh Mint can make a significant difference in how hot you feel, which is crucial during long shifts. 

  •  Patterns That Tell a Story

Our unique prints allow you to express your personality while adhering to workplace standards. Whether you opt for subtle floral designs or bold geometric patterns, each piece is designed to inject a little fun into your daily routine without compromising professionalism.


  1. Consider Scrubs with Innovative Designs

Investing in scrub sets with innovative designs can significantly enhance your comfort level during hot summer days. Look for features like mesh panels, perforations, or strategically placed vents that promote airflow and ventilation. These design elements not only keep you cool but also provide flexibility and ease of movement, essential for demanding healthcare tasks.

Both our Koi Basics and Koi Lite collections offer v-neck styles to allow airflow, while the lightweight fabric drapes softly over your shape for a flattering fit. Our Koi Lite collection, made from athletic-style 2-way stretch Koi Lite fabric, guarantees a full range of movement. The stretchy, ribbed side panels of the Serenity and Philosophy top make it super flattering on all body types, hugging your figure and providing an ultra-feminine shape. Say goodbye to shapeless, non-breathable scrub tops!

As healthcare professionals navigate through the summer heat, staying fresh in appropriate attire becomes essential for optimal performance and well-being. By selecting medical scrubs crafted specifically for the summer season, featuring breathable fabrics, innovative designs and moisture-wicking properties, healthcare professionals can tackle their duties with confidence and style. Beat the heat this summer with our medical scrubs that prioritise both function and fashion. 


It’s time to prepare for summer with lightweight scrubs from our full Koi collection. Shop now and beat the heat this summer! 


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