What Scrub Materials are Best for You?

There are so many different nice scrubs to choose from, and sometimes finding the perfect scrub material for you can be overwhelming. Luckily, to help you find the right scrub material for your needs, we put together this guide with features and benefits to look for, and some great options from UniformAdvantage.com.


While most scrubs are made up of a blend of fabrics, we decided that it will be helpful to mention the fabrics that are most likely to be used in uniforms and scrubs. This guide can also allow you to picture how your new scrubs will feel and inform you of any special care instructions!


Cotton is easily regarded as a “traditional” fabric. Scrubs that are made of 100% cotton are often soft, durable, and easy to clean! However, cotton does wrinkle a lot faster than other fabric blends and can be prone to shrinking in the drier if not careful. Overall, this is a comfy and classic fabric that we just love!


Polyester is durable, easy to care for and wrinkle resistant. Poly scrubs also have a rougher texture and may be less comfortable than cotton, but its reliability makes it an excellent fabric!


Rayon is similar to cotton in its durability and softness. It is an absorbent, highly breathable fabric that can help you keep cool. Like cotton, this fabric may also wrinkle easily, but its benefits make this a very popular choice!


It’s all about durability! Spandex is a lightweight, durable material that is resistant to shrinking. Many stretch fabrics contain a spandex blend, it helps keep your apparel nice and stretchy. Spandex is not as breathable as other fabrics, and does have a rougher texture, but it makes a great option when blended with other fabrics.

Fabric Blends


This is the most common blend for scrubs! The poly/cotton blend is easy to care for, wrinkle resistant, and comfortable. Scrubs from our Butter-Soft and Best-Buy collections are made of a poly/cotton blend, and are a great option for the caregiver that desires the best!


Polyester and Spandex blends are another popular choice for scrubs. This blend is highly durable and the spandex allows for stretchy comfort! Poly/Spandex scrubs also tend to be free of wrinkles and easy to care for. Our Easy Stretch collection is an excellent option for the caregiver that desires a stretchy, comfy feel to their scrubs!

Four Way Stretch

Additionally, you can find Four Way Stretch Fabrics as an exceptional and comfy feature for your medical scrubs! This fabric stretches crosswise and lengthwise, is moisture-wicking, and allows for the easy removal of hair. It is no coincidence that Four Way Stretch is a veterinarian’s favorite!

Now that you learned a little more about scrubs and the different types of fabrics, compliment your scrub wardrobe with some of our favorite picks!

The Easy STRETCH by Butter-Soft™ Henley Scrub Top is a lightweight top made with 4-way stretch and a poly/spandex material. It is easy care for wash-n-wear and is both wrinkle and fade resistant!

The Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA™ Women’s Rounded V-Neck 4-Pocket Top is soft and comfortable, and features 4 pockets! It is made with easy-care wash-n-wear fabric and a poly/cotton blend.

The Cherokee Tooniforms M-I-C-K-E-Y Print Scrub Top is made of 100% cotton, making it a rich, durable and breathable print top!

The koi Lite™ Scrubs Philosophy Mock Wrap Side Zipper Top is a wrinkle free, moisture wicking scrub top made out of 100% polyester with a rib trim of poly/spandex.

Here at Uniform Advantage, we are scrubs company that offers a variety of scrubs with different fabrics and blends to choose from! Take advantage of our Nurses Week sales and save on wonderful styles! Tell us about your favorite types of scrub material in the comments and on Instagram, tagging @uniformadvantage and #adayinscrubs!

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