At White Knight, we’ve built a reputation for meeting the customized needs of our distributors. The lab coat family of products is no exception to this, as we’ve built multiple products that meet needs for form, function, and performance in some of industry’s most challenging environments.
Take a look at this short guide to properly selecting lab coats to fit your customers’ specifications.
Fabric Selection: Performance and Purpose
Fabric is everything! Choosing the appropriate fabric for your lab coat should always be the first consideration in the process of selecting a lab coat. Fabric gives you feel, and fabric delivers performance. Our everyday reusable lab coats are available in all-natural cotton, which is soft, supple, and offers a lot of give. We also have cotton/polyester blends, for added durability.
You’ll also see fabrics scientifically-engineered to perform in certain environments. We have fire-resistant lab coats and water/liquid-repellent models that are great for research labs, hospitals, and other challenging environments.
Perhaps surprisingly, there are lots of functional considerations when tailoring lab coats for specific customer needs. For example, a lab worker may need big hip pockets, and a doctor might prefer a chest pocket for writing instruments and small medical devices.
Do you need snaps or buttons? When workers are working with flammables, they’ll need snaps to be able to remove garments quickly in the event of a fire. Cleanroom workers usually need cuffed sleeves, while medical clinics need only a traditional hem.
You might also be surprised to find that our most popular request for functionality is a lapel featuring a hole for a headphones wire. These lab coat additions are quite the rage with lab workers and those doing quality control and other repetitive tasks on assembly floors.
It’s so important to be comfortable at work. Workers who are more comfortable are also more productive and engaged. White Knight has pioneered offering alternate cuts to fit the body shapes of both men and women. All of our offerings are designed to be worn by anyone, anywhere. So whether you need a cut that’s straighter or more contoured, we can make the right lab coat that fits.
Most of us tend to think in terms of a single color for lab coats, traditional white. And while white is still the choice of most customers, since it projects an image of cleanliness and sterility, many newer industries using lab coats are opting for darker colors like navy, which don’t show daily wear, tear, and spills in stark contrast like their white counterparts.
Don’t ever assume that your customers’ lab coat needs must go unmet. At White Knight, we constantly field questions that fuel the creation of new, unique SKUs designed to meet specific demands for comfort, performance, aesthetics, and more. Contact our service team to learn more about how we can help you grow your lab coat business.
Keep your customers coming for more with beautiful, customized embroidery from White Knight. Our veteran team digitizes logos and fonts to help you meet the needs of your customers, whether they are medical professionals, cleanroom technicians, or working on the assembly floor in durable goods manufacturing. We can add multi-color logos, names, departments, and titles, and even monogramming.
Our team also has the ability to apply property marks, RF Chips, or custom labels to garments for tracking, quality control, and co-branding. Contact us today to learn how WKEP can enhance your offerings and build future orders.