Ten years ago, history was being made on a variety of fronts.
Facebook was launched and Google made its first public stock option. Gasoline was a paltry $2.10 per gallon. The Boston Red Sox ended “The Curse of the Bambino,” winning their first World Series since 1918.
That same year, 2004, Cherokee Workwear was born, and the high-quality, comfortable and durable medical uniforms became the go-to scrub brand for busy healthcare professionals around the world. We’ve had a lot of fun over the course of the year looking back at where we started. As Mike Singer, CEO of Strategic Partners, Inc., Cherokee’s parent company, said, “When we first envisioned the Workwear line, we were determined to create the perfect scrub with the comfort, fabric, styles and fit that healthcare professionals desired and with the value that they deserved. If the feedback we’ve received is any indicator, I believe we succeeded.”
In the last few months, we’ve focused on the evolution of Workwear and touched on the development of some of the brand’s winning styles, including the debut of Cherokee Workwear Originals in 2004, the launch of Workwear Men’s Classic in 2007 and last year’s unveiling of Workwear Premium Core Stretch for Juniors.
But what has made our 10-year celebration truly special has been hearing from healthcare professionals like you. We are so grateful for the work that you do every day and your commitment to helping others. Your outpouring of support and enthusiasm for Workwear has made this milestone incredibly memorable and meaningful.
Please continue to check CherokeeUniforms.com for new products and follow us on Facebook for updates, inspiration, events and contests. Thank you for your continued loyalty to Cherokee Workwear. You’ve made our celebration a perfect 10.
Hi friends! We are delighted to continue our Cherokee Heroes series and introduce you to this month’s Cherokee Hero, Emily Lloyd. Emily has been a NICU nurse for over four years, and she works with newborns and infants who are in need of critical care. She describes herself as “rambunctious” and full of energy, which are perfect matches for the fast-paced nature of the NICU. She’s also very detail-orientated, as the NICU itself is an environment where the smallest details and changes can make all of the difference.
Since she was young, Emily knew that she wanted to go into pediatrics, and nursing was really her calling as she enjoys being able to spend full shifts with her patients as opposed to coming and going through the unit. She not only loves helping and treating her little patients, but finds getting to know their families and providing support for them every step of the way incredibly rewarding. While working in the NICU has its challenges, especially in terms of separating work-life from home-life, Emily tells us that even though there may be bad days, it’s comforting to know that there are always good days too.
Here are some fun facts about Emily:
- While a stethoscope is one of her on-the-job must-haves, Emily feels that her “eyes” are her biggest assets, as they allow her to see and catch the slightest changes that can take place in the NICU.
- Her advice for young nurses is to remember why they went into nursing even if they have a rough day. As Emily says, “Stick with it!”
- She loves the outdoors, and you can often find her hiking and bike riding. Anything outside is “awesome.”
- She says that you know you’re a nurse when the conversation in the break room is about “bodily fluids” or “wounds,” and no one seems to mind!
Emily is inspired by her coworkers, especially those with many years of experience. There are NICU nurses who have been working in the unit for 30 years or more, and their passion for their job, their patients and their patients’ families reminds Emily every day that she picked the right profession. And we couldn’t agree more!
For more about Emily, check out her inspiring video.
Love her look? Emily is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Originals Maternity V-Neck Knit Panel Top in Navy and a Cherokee Workwear Maternity Knit Waist Pull-On Pant in Navy. We are excited to announce that Emily welcomed her new baby late last year!
Hello friends! We are delighted to continue our Cherokee Heroes series and introduce you to this month’s Cherokee Hero, Graham Valley. Graham has been a nurse for over two years and works in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He always knew that he wanted to work in Critical Care, and he thinks one day he may eventually go into Medical Transport. His favorite part of his job is the randomness and spontaneity of the Emergency Department and the fact that each night is different from the next. He says that having the opportunity to truly help children while working with amazing and talented coworkers is what makes his job “incredibly enjoyable.” Plus, Graham really likes working the nightshift and doesn’t see that changing anytime soon.
Here are some fun facts about Graham:
- He describes himself as energetic and outgoing.
- He finds his work to be rewarding, very fun and incredible.
- He enjoys anything music-related, and he does a lot of writing. In fact, music and journaling help him unwind from work and life in general.
- As a kid, he always wanted to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, not only because the turtles talked to humans, but because he loved pizza!
Graham would like to tell new nurses to stick with it. He urges them to listen and take everything in that they can, test out new skills and try out new things. Specifically, for men pursuing nursing, he hopes that they disregard any resistance they may face and fight any stigmas, as “men can be just as powerful in that profession.” Graham enthusiastically proclaims, “Go into nursing!” And we are certainly glad that Graham followed his own advice.
For more about Graham, check out his inspiring video.
Love his look? Graham is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Originals Men’s V-Neck Top in Pewter and a Cherokee Workwear Originals Men’s Drawstring Cargo Pant in Pewter.
Hi Cherokee devotees! Summer is in full swing, and we’re inspired by the unique elements that make up the season. That’s how we continue to provide you with the freshest looks and styles around. And speaking of fresh, we’re confident that our boldest and brightest colors this summer will tempt your fashion taste buds and whet your fashion appetite. When it comes to summer styles, we’re excited to show off the fruits of our labor…literally!
What’s your favorite fashion fruit?
Wow in Watermelon
Cherokee Workwear Premium Mock Wrap Top in Watermelon
Sizzle in Citrus Green
Perfect Stretch Mock Wrap Top in Citrus Green
Cool Off in Orange Sorbet
Cherokee Workwear Originals V-Neck Top in Orange Sorbet
Look Great in Grape
Flexibles Mock Wrap Knit Panel Top in Grape
Exude Pizzazz in Orange Papaya
Perfect Stretch Mock Wrap Top in Orange Papaya
Be All the Rage in Raspberry
Cherokee Workwear Originals Round Neck Top in Raspberry
We think you’ll go bananas over our beautiful (and fruit-iful) looks.
June is all about Jennifer! We are delighted to introduce you to this month’s Cherokee Hero, Jennifer Steib, RN, BSN, as we continue our Cherokee Heroes series. Jennifer has been a pediatric nurse for five years, and she works in the PICU at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In the PICU, she takes care of children who are the sickest of the sick, suffering from a broad range of serious health issues. For very personal reasons, Jennifer always knew from a young age that she wanted to work in pediatrics. Her brother was in and out of hospital during the first five years of his life, and the nurses went above and beyond to help her brother, as well as her and her sister, feel more comfortable and have a sense of normalcy during those difficult years. These nurses truly inspired her to pursue a career in nursing, and the positive and profound impact that they made on her is echoed every day in the way that Jennifer connects with her patients and their families.
Here are some fun facts about Jennifer:
- Her hero is her mom, who, while dealing with chronic illness on a daily basis, raised three children who all graduated from college and have thriving careers.
- She describes her job as rewarding and has learned to find what the child or their family is interested in so she can connect with them on a deeper level while caring for them.
- In her spare time, you can find her running after her two children and volunteering at church in a group for moms.
- The love she has for her family, including her extended family, is what keeps her going every single day.
For more about Jennifer, please check out her video. As Jennifer tells us, being a nurse has been “awesome every step of the way.” And we think Jennifer is truly “awesome,” too.
Love her look? Jennifer is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Originals V-Neck Embroidered Top in Royal and a Cherokee Workwear Originals Low-Rise Drawstring Cargo Pant in White.
It’s time to meet Mita! We are thrilled to continue our Cherokee Heroes series and introduce you to this month’s Cherokee Hero, Mita Davis, RN, BSN. Mita has been a pediatric nurse for more than 10 years and works in Radiology. Growing up, Mita always enjoyed helping with her aunt’s four children, and she knew from this young age that she wanted to become a pediatric nurse. In fact, her favorite part of being a nurse is that she gets to be herself. A self-described Betty Boop, Mita likes talking to everyone, and it’s evident that her outgoing personality and positive energy touch the lives of the children she cares for as well as their families. As Mita tells us, “You know you’re a nurse when you have that feeling that you’ve helped someone. You know that you’ve done your part, even if it may be a small part.” But after spending time with Mita and sensing the warmth that she brings everywhere she goes, we know that the part she plays in helping those around her is anything but small.
Here are some fun facts about Mita:
- She describes her work as “exciting,” and even though it can be sad at times, it is incredibly fulfilling.
- The bond with her coworkers and their strong sense of teamwork, “make her whole day awesome.”
- Just like her stethoscope, the flower in her hair is one of her must-haves for a day on the job.
- She’s known around the hospital as Superwoman because she once lunged onto a moving train!
Mita calls herself “vivacious,” and it’s clear that her bubbly nature, positive outlook and generous spirit make an impact on the people around her every single day. And once you watch her video, we know she’ll make an impact on you as well.
Love her look? Mita is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Originals Mini Mock Wrap Top in Ceil and a Cherokee Workwear Originals Pull-On Pant in Ceil.
Hi friends! Did you know that May is Critical Care Awareness Month? We are delighted to honor critical care professionals and the incredible work they do each and every day. Patients are admitted to the ICU during the most vulnerable times in their lives, and the scope of knowledge, help and support that critical care workers provide to these patients and their families is beyond compare. Lives are saved every single day. While the care provided is indeed critical, it’s the professionals themselves who are truly key in aiding people during their time of greatest need.
As a way to celebrate and thank critical care professionals, it’s traditional to wear the color blue throughout May. In fact, ICUs are decorated in blue as a way to highlight this special month. Cherokee Uniforms is proud to offer many blue looks that are a perfect way to honor the blue-ribbon professionals working in critical care.
Luxe: Mock Wrap Top in Galaxy Blue
Luxe: Round Neck Pin-Tuck Top in Navy
Cherokee Workwear Originals: Button Front Top in Royal
Cherokee Workwear Originals: Round Neck Top in Teal Blue
Cherokee Workwear Premium: Mock Wrap Top in Caribbean Blue
Cherokee Workwear Premium: Men’s V-Neck Top in Ciel
Flexibles: Mock Wrap Knit Panel Top in Blue Mist
Flexibles: V-Neck Knit Panel Top in Turquoise
Runway: V-Neck Top in Navy
Runway: V-Neck Top in Turquoise
Find the blue that’s right for you, and join us in supporting these heroes of the ICU.
April is all about Alicia! We’re excited to continue our Cherokee Heroes series and introduce you to this month’s Cherokee Hero, Alicia Britt, RN. Alicia has been a cardiothoracic ICU nurse for three-and-a-half years and works at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. When she was in nursing school, she knew that she would love to work with children (whom she calls “the little people”), and appropriately, she also knew that she would love to work with the heart. And it really comes as no surprise that it’s Alicia’s heart that shines through in the work that she does. What she enjoys about nursing is the way in which every day is different, every patient is different and every day brings something new to learn. The field of medicine is always changing, and she loves how nursing “keep[s] you on your toes.” And since her coworkers compare her to Speedy Gonzales, we know those toes are moving fast at all times!
In addition to the importance of patience, compassion and a sense of humor on the job, Alicia places a great deal of value on teamwork. In fact, she follows the indispensable advice that she learned during a rotation that, “you’re only as good as your weakest link.” When people work together in an open, honest environment and are never afraid to ask questions or ask for help, it makes everybody stronger. That’s a message that comes straight from the heart.
Here are some fun facts about Alicia:
- She loves her 49ers!
- Her badge has bells on it that were a gift from a coworker. Now everyone knows when she’s coming around the corner.
- She takes care of children of all ages, from newborns to 20-year-olds.
- Details mean so much to her because the smallest changes, such as a slight change in a heart rate, can make all the difference in the ICU.
Alicia says that no matter how stressful the situations she faces may be, it’s important to be able to “smile at the end of the day.” And when you watch Alicia’s video, we know you’ll be smiling, too.
Love her look? Alicia is wearing a Cherokee Workwear Originals Round Neck Top in Teal Blue and a Cherokee Workwear Originals Flare Leg Drawstring Pant in Teal Blue.
Small? Tall? Where do you measure up? Cherokee Uniforms knows that you have a style all your own, which is why we offer more sizes and colors than any other scrub brand and have a full range of options designed specifically for you. But don’t just take our word for it! Ask Shaytonya Tolbert and her coworkers at the VA Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina:
“My long legged colleagues and I have been in search for years for a fabric that feels good but also hangs and fits well with our height, and we have. We LOVE the Cherokee Workwear Stretch 4222T [Drawstring Pant]….The length is actually long enough for us, and we no longer feel like we are wearing high water scrub pants. The feel of these pants is so nice that I’m able to wear them straight from work to run errands, and they feel and look more like a dress pant than scrubs. We LOVE them and want to applaud you for a job well done. FINALLY A NICE PANT FOR US TALL GALS.”
Isn’t it time you LOVE your scrubs?
Much like Shaytonya and her team of “VA Vascular gals,” we have the perfect fit for your figure. Here are more of our favorite options that look and feel fabulous in every size!
Cherokee Workwear Originals V-Neck Top in Citrus Green: XXS-5XL
Cherokee Workwear Originals Drawstring Pant in Citrus Green: XXS-3XL, Petite: XXS-2XL and Tall: XXS-2XL
Luxe Snap Front Warm-Up Jacket in Galaxy Blue: XXS-5XL
Luxe Low-Rise Drawstring Pant in Galaxy Blue: XXS-5XL, Petite: XXS-2XL and Tall: XS-2XL
Flexibles V-Neck Knit Panel Top in Pewter: XS-5XL
Flexibles Mid-Rise Knit Waist Pull-On Pant: XS-5XL, Petite: XS-2XL and Tall: S-2XL
Four nurses from CHLA discuss the profound impact and importance of teamwork on the job. Their solidarity unites them, inspires them and makes them stronger.
What does teamwork mean to you?