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One Company Is Looking to Disrupt The $50 Billion Medical Apparel Industry

And it's backed by some pretty impressive people.

Scrubs are a notoriously unattractive yet $50 billion global medical apparel industry -- of which $10 billion lies in the U.S. alone. There are 3,000 medical supply stores in the U.S. and gear makers are obligated to sell to retailers thanks to non-compete agreements, barring them from selling directly to consumers. Figs, an online medical apparel retail startup whose backers include former Lululemon (LULU) CEO Christine Day, John Fisher, son of Gap (GPS) founders and actor Will Smith, is looking to change all that. 

Figs' apparel is complete with features that are "focused on function," such as stain repellant, four-way stretch (with yoga waist bands) and odor resistance - using Silver Alloy technology. Typically scrubs sell for between $65 to $90 a set, and Figs is selling shirts for just under $40 and pants for around $45. 

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