koi Basics Sneak Peek: Katie & Laurie

Our koi Basics launch less than a month away! So here’s a first look at two style from this new collection:

 

 

 

First up is our koi Basics Katie top. Priced at just $23.95 USD, this mock-wrap top is everything you wouldn’t expect from a value-priced collection.

What you’ll really love about Katie are the details, like the contrast print facing at the neck. The bungee loop for your ID badge. The stylish rib trim that provides a trim, clean look. The double patch pocket with printed button detail. There’s even a hidden cell phone pocket with a printed lining. It’s doesn’t just look great. It’s super functional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Katie top pairs nicely with our new koi Basics Laurie pants. Priced at just $24.95 USD, Laurie is the lowest priced scrub pant offered by koi (although you’d never expect it). Laurie is a yoga-style pant, which means it is super comfortable. The Laurie features a mid-rise waist, contrast print facing on the interior waist, flare legs and six pockets in all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite these low prices, koi Basics fabric doesn’t feel cheap at all. It features an advanced blend of polyester and spandex that’s lightweight, doesn’t cling, and has just the right amount of stretch for comfort and easy movement. As a bonus, it features moisture-wicking technology that helps keep you cool and dry!

Both Katie and Laurie will be available at launch in five colors: Black, Navy, Royal Blue, Charcoal and Green Tea.

You can find out more about koi Basics at koihappiness.com/koibasics

 

koi Basics is coming December 1st!

 

Best. Scrub. Pants. Ever.

“Best fitting and most comfortable pants ever!” – Laurel D., British Columbia, Canada

 

Eleven years ago, when we launched our Lindsey pants, we hoped that nurses would like it. Little did we know, it would be a game changer. It was the uniform industry’s first cargo-style pant and the product that put koi on the map. Many knockoffs later, Lindsey is still the undisputed champ, selling well over seven million pairs. And counting.

So what is it that people love about our Lindsey pants?

COMFORT

“I love the Lindsey pants. They are the most comfortable pants to wear to work when you are working a 12 hour shift.”
—Stefanie B., Birmingham, AL

Many of our customers tell us the Lindsey is the most comfortable pant they’ve ever worn. We credit our super soft cotton/poly blended twill fabric. The cotton makes it soft and breathable. The polyester makes it strong and durable.

FIT

“LOVE the Lindsey pants!! I’m a plus size and love how they fit and look—lots of compliments.”
—Marcy M., Rolesville, NC

Fit is the most important thing to consider when buying clothes. You want it to be comfortable. And you don’t want it to bunch up in all the wrong places. With the Lindsey, and all our styles, we make sure to fit them on a range of body types to ensure a proper fit on all sizes from extra small to plus sizes.

LENGTH

“Love the petite pants length. Don’t have to hem them!”
—Suzie O., Green Cove Springs, FL

Healthcare workers come in all shapes and sizes so we offer our Lindsey pants in lengths ranging from extra petite to tall. Plus, our Lindsey pants feature bungee toggles at the hem so you can adjust the pant length to the perfect length.

QUALITY

“Wearing scrubs in my profession for over 20 years and absolutely love the quality of your scrubs.”
—Lisa C., Herriman, UT

Our Lindsey pants are constructed using the finest quality fabric, and we use double-needle stitching at the seams to ensure the pants last longer. In addition, every garment we make is tested and inspected multiple times to maintain the highest level of quality.

“I love koi. They are the only scrubs that fit me in all the right places ”
—LaDawna S., Spokane Valley, WA

Today, our Lindseys come in 34 different colors. And people still tell us all the time how much they love our Lindsey pants. If you’ve never tried on our Lindsey pants, we urge you to see what you’ve been missing.

 

 

 

 

Easy Halloween Costumes for People Who Wear Scrubs to Work

Halloween is coming up and your job requires you to wear scrubs. Here are a few simple ways to dress up your everyday scrubs and get in the Halloween spirit!

IF YOU WEAR BLACK SCRUBS…

Black Cat

 What you’ll need:

  • koi cat ears surgical hat
  • koi whiskers face mask
  • koi meow compression socks
  • practice meowing and purring

Witch

What you’ll need:

  • witch’s hat
  • broom
  • black cat stuffed animal
  • a mischievous cackle

IF YOU WEAR GREY SCRUBS…

Mouse

What you’ll need:

  • mouse ears
  • koi whiskers face mask
  • tail
  • ability to wiggle your nose

IF YOU WEAR BLUE/CEIL SCRUBS…

Superhero 

What you’ll need:

  • cape
  • long gloves
  • emblem for your chest
  • boots
  • just be yourself, you’re a superhero every day

Crayon

What you’ll need:

  • a cone for a hat made out of posterboard
  • a crayola logo for your chest
  • face makeup
  • Ability to stand straight and stiff

IF YOU WEAR WHITE SCRUBS…

Angel

What you’ll need:

  • gold or silver halo
  • wings
  • an angelic smile

Bunny

What you’ll need:

  • bunny ears
  • bushy tail
  • carrot (optional)
  • a hoppy disposition
  • the good nature to ask every doctor you pass, “What’s up, doc?”

Of course, you may want to come up with your own costume ideas. Use your imagination. Or maybe you prefer wearing one of koi’s frightfully fun Halloween print tops. Whatever you do, have a happy Halloween!

HALLOWEEN COSTUME DO’S & DONT’S FOR THE WORKPLACE

Do:

  • Check with your supervisor to see if dressing up is okay
  • Be creative
  • Have fun
  • Accessorize
  • Get your co-workers involved

Don’t:

  • Wear something super scary (you don’t want to scare your patients!)
  • Wear something inappropriate for the workplace
  • Wear something that will interfere with your ability to do your job
  • Wear something that would be uncomfortable if worn for an extended period of time

7 Things You Can Do to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and koi is proud to partner with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to be part of the cure.

Here are some things you can do to support breast cancer awareness:

1. Donate to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation at bcrf.org

The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. They’re the highest-rated breast cancer organization in the US!

 

2. Wear a pink ribbon to show your support

Not all pink ribbons are created equal. Get educated at: pinkribbon.org

 

3. Discuss the importance of regular self exams with friends & loved ones

Women and men should perform a Breast Self Exam at least once a month.

 

4. Send your letters with the Breast Cancer Research Forever Stamp

Available at your local post office or usps.gov.

 

5. Volunteer for or join a breast cancer fundraiser, or start your own

Find out how at: https://www.bcrf.org/fundraise

 

6. Share tips for breast cancer prevention

 

7. Shop (carefully)

Not all products with a pink ribbon actually benefit breast cancer research. Some have harmful chemicals that actually contribute to breast cancer development, and some companies cap the amount they’ll donate each year.

koi donates $2 from the sale of each BCRF top and $1 per BCRF accessory to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, with a $15,000 minimum annual donation.

11 Things Every Nurse Needs

https://www.koihappiness.com/?c=16265/Accessories

Whether you’re just starting off in your nursing career or want to add some style to your daily rounds, here are some fashionable essentials to add to your arsenal.

(Hint: click on any item name to see our top picks!)

1. A good stethoscope

Never miss a beat and add some color with a koi by ADC stethoscope, in stainless steel or aluminum.

2. A Clipboard

You’ll need one to keep your papers organized and to stay on top of your charts.

3. Pens, pens and more pens!

You can never find one when you need one. So carry a spare… or ten.

4. Medical scissors

Cut through bandages in style with these stainless steel tokidoki charm scissors.

5. A Penlight

Look deep into your patient’s eyes with a precision koi penlight featuring a pocket clip and trendy prints.

6. Badge holder

ID yourself with a tokidoki lanyard + retractable badge reel & charm.

7. Arm warmers

Keep your arms toasty and/or cover up tattoos in stylish arm warmers.

8. Comfortable Shoes

Your mom always told you to wear comfortable shoes. Heed her advice. Our favorites are Sanita clogs.

9. Compression Socks

These are a must if you are on your feet a lot. Plus, koi makes them with an assortment of super cute designs.

10. A Nurses Bag

It’s not just what’s on the inside that counts so consider a fashionable koi nurses bag, utility bag or backpack.

11. Style!

Of course, don’t forget to bring sense of style to work. Could we recommend some koi scrubs?

 See more koi accessories at www.koihappiness.com.

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