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dukaqwn

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Date: 5/28/13 8:38 PM

Hi to everyone,

There are new scrubs for us medical ppl on the market now made of "moisture wicking" fabric. I really want some, but the prices are insane. I've noticed that the fiber mix of the leading brand is 77%poly/23% rayon, but I cannot find anything similar browsing on line or in stores. Suggestions?

Thanks so much....

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Date: 5/29/13 7:15 AM

Wird. Usually the moisture wicking fabrics I see are all stretch jerseys, as they're targeted for exercise gear. I don't think I've seen any wicking wovens, but hopefully someone else can come along to help... Perhaps an outdoor specialist shop might have something similar for hikers?

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Date: 5/29/13 8:39 AM

Quote: dukaqwn
Hi to everyone,



There are new scrubs for us medical ppl on the market now made of "moisture wicking" fabric. I really want some, but the prices are insane. I've noticed that the fiber mix of the leading brand is 77%poly/23% rayon, but I cannot find anything similar browsing on line or in stores. Suggestions?



Thanks so much....

Poly/Rayon it's got to be the Rayon that "wicks"

If you put Rayon in your search of Fabric websites (Joann's) etc you can get a list of fabrics that are 35% Rayon etc..

Hope this helps!

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Date: 5/29/13 10:25 AM

Here is one link:
http://www.rockywoods.com/Fabrics-Kits/Woven-Wickaway-Fabrics

Some polyesters are wicking fabrics, it depends on the way they are manufactured - think Polar Tec.

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Date: 5/29/13 12:22 PM

Try Fabricline - they have some different woven wickaway fabrics. They will be happy to send swatches. I find the website a bit cumbersome, but I've been a happy (if infrequent) customer.
Here is link to a search I did on the site for Woven + Wick
Fabricline

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Date: 5/29/13 4:05 PM

I second a call to fabricline, as they are very helpful on the phone!

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Date: 5/29/13 4:41 PM

Another Fan of Fabricline....

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Date: 5/29/13 7:36 PM

Thank you all so much!! I will give fabricline a call. The blend I am looking for something similar to is 77%poly/33%rayon and called arclux.

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