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Social Entrepreneurs Seek To Save Lives Through Fashion
FIGS saves lives through fashion.
Not a bad start, is it? Trina Spear and Heather Hasson, social entrepreneurs in Southern California, identified both a market opportunity and a related critical need. It seems that health care professionals don’t like their scrubs; they want something a bit more fashionable. At the same time, in much of the developing world, medical professionals don’t have access to clean scrubs–resulting in higher disease and infection rates.
Enter FIGS–Fashion Inspires Global Sophistication–providing fashion-forward scrubs for sale in the developed world and donating scrubs to medical professionals who lack them in the developing world.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 6:00 PM Eastern, Trina and Heather will join me live to discuss their business and their social impact. Tune in here:
More about Trina and Heather:
Trina Spear has come a long way from sleeping in her cubicle all night while working in investment banking. Although it may not have been all that glamorous, it did help her figure out all the caffeine options available – she has settled on Diet Coke. After working in finance, Trina is thrilled to be making a positive impact on the world. When she is not on the tennis court or running around hospitals, you can find her cuddled up in front of a good reality TV show – with her FIGS scrubs on, of course!
Heather Hasson has spent her career in fashion building companies from the ground up, where she has poured all of her passion and energy into every detail of her work. She has always focused on giving back and supporting those who dedicate themselves to others. She has traveled to over 65 countries coming face to face with those in need and will not sleep until every healthcare provider around the world is outfitted in clean scrubs. When she is not riding camels in Egypt or hanging out in factories in Portugal, you may be able to find her drinking gallons of coconut juice or riding her bike along Venice Beach.
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