Empower healthcare teams through unparalleled, high-performance products that provide protection for both the individual and the Earth.
Team Stores Make Life Easy
- Individual Delivery to Staff Doorstep
- Custom Built Webstores
- Apparel for Uniforms, Gifting, Events, & Fundraising Programs
- Broad Range of Apparel Styles with Custom Branding
We'll open up a team store for you that handles it all! We create you a custom webstore that manages ordering, uniform allowances, individual garment selections, payments, and delivery. This way each team member can order their size and garment directly through the store and on their own time. Store orders can be set to ship individually to each team member or shipped in bulk to one address. Orders that ship in bulk will be packed by name to aid with distribution. Reduce the hassle, work with La Forma Medical to make it easy.
How Custom Works
Step 1: Select Styles For Your Staff
Select any new styles & review existing designs to include in your order. Fill out the information required in the Custom Locker section, like contact information, additional design & organization details.
Step 2: Speak With Your Dedicated Account Manager
Within one business day your dedicated account manager will be in touch to discuss and review your order and design requests.
Step 3: Approve Designs & Place Your Order
Your dedicated design team will build custom mockups based on your input. Work with your account manager to finalize your order with your organization. We can also build a dedicated staff store for your staff to order with us directly.
Our Sustainable Operations
- Our Manufacturing runs on 90%+ Renewable Energy!
- Our operations use a mix of solar power, hydropower and geothermal that helps reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact.
- We use BlueSign Certified textiles to reduce the environmental impact from our textile purchases.
- We use 95%+ recycled packaging to limit our waste.
- Since we use locally sourced textiles, primarily from USA, we also reduce the impact of shipping on our carbon footprint.
- Our precision laser cutters are environmentally friendly because it produces little to no fabric waste.
- Our plastic garment bags are Recycled, Recyclable, and Biodegradable!
News Articles & Activity
Hospital System Develops Reusable Gown that Eases Supply Chain and Environmental Impact Issues
“The Inova team’s innovation is more functional, sustainable, and not vulnerable to supply chain disruptions, ensuring that healthcare workers have the necessary PPE to prevent the spread of infections. We are grateful to them for sharing their success with a broader audience.” said 2022 APIC President Linda Dickey, RN, MPH, CIC, FAPIC.
How a sports apparel company helped health system pivot to reusable gowns
"Inova leaders and La Forma decided to work together to create a reusable gown that fits better, is easier to take on and off, and can be reused up to 100 times. The two organizations worked closely, soliciting feedback from nurses and staff to improve the gown, sometimes meeting over late-night Zoom calls."
Innovative Gowns Fill Wishlist of Sustainability, Style, Design
One of the key innovations of this new gown design is the pull cord at the front. “In previous gowns that we used, there's a tie in the back that you'd have to undo; you take your hands behind your neck and untie,” she explained that untying could be difficult for some people. However, she continued, “This new gown has a pull cord on the left shoulder. In 1 swift motion, when you pull down, that [movement] automatically will undo the snaps in the back. So that pull cord is something that we've not seen in isolation guys before.”
Virginia Hospital System innovative, reusable gown a hit across the board
"By designing and producing a custom, reusable isolation gown, Inova Health System, based in the Washington D.C. suburbs, ensured adequate supply of their second-most used type of PPE, while also eliminating 213 tons of waste per year."
ECRI Names Disposable Gowns one of it's Top Ten Technology Hazards of 2022
Disposable Hospital Gowns Could Expose Health Workers to Infection. Widely used gowns, intended to protect people, can let too much liquid seep through, new studies suggest.
By, Brett Kelman, Kaiser Health News on July 5, 2022
One and Done? Building a Secure Supply Chain
Patti Hoch discusses the benefits of these reusable products with Hays Waldrop, Garry Skinner and Justin Poulin on this episode of Power Supply, highlighting a way to build supply chain security that also provides some significant cost savings AND reduces excess waste from healthcare operations. With a Win, Win, Win, you don't want to miss this episode!
"The order was received and we are pleased. We have sent them out to be laundered and should have them in service within the week. Thank you for working with us to make this happen. I will be an advocate for you and your organization. Thanks again."
”These reusable gowns are an excellent example of how we implemented cost savings and significantly reduced waste in the hospital. It's been a win-win.”
"Aside from the fact that it can be washed over 75 times, I can get in and out of (the gown) without help from someone else, it is breathable material so I don’t feel like I’m in a sauna, and the sleeves are long enough to give you full mobility. It is by far the best PPE gown I have used."
Why Choose La Forma Medical?
Only 48 hours shipping to anywhere in the continental United States. Internationally ships on average in 5-10 business days.
All of our AAMI Level fabrics are built in the USA and come with certifications for AATCC 42 Impact Penetration testing, AATCC 127 Hydrostatic pressure, ASTMF1670 Synthetic Blood Penetration Test, ASTMF1671 Viral Penetration Tests to ensure your safety.
Reusable gowns can reduce medical waste as much as 80 percent. Additionally, our manufacturing operations run on majority solar energy, a renewable resource that helps reduce our carbon footprint.
All of our custom La Forma Medical garments are made from scratch and cut to fit your exact measurements.
We create more than just performance gear. Our team can create unique designs on apparel from t-shirts to hats for your shop.
Full Customization, No Art Fees
We do everything. From sublimation to embroidery, customizing brand names, staff names, designations, departments and more. Whatever you envision, we can make it a reality at no cost to you.
Disposable Hospital Gowns Could Expose Health Workers to Infection
Widely used gowns, intended to protect people, can let too much liquid seep through, new studies suggest. Disposable gowns designed to deflect the splatter of bodily fluids, used in thousands of U.S. hospitals, have underperformed in recent and ongoing laboratory tests and may fall short of safety standards, leaving health care workers with a greater risk of infection than advertised.