Comfort and Fashion

When you’re in the healthcare industry, you’re constantly on your feet and putting out fires that need your full attention. So, the last thing you want to worry about is your clothes feeling uncomfortable or lacking pockets so you can take important items with you as you move about. More than that, you want your scrubs to be unique and showcase your amazing style—that’s where the Ava Therese line from Zavate Apparel comes in. Whether you want to be comfortable and ready to go or want to be fashionable, Ava Therese scrubs have got you covered.

Read on to learn more about the Ava Therese line, the amazing woman behind them, and what the Ava Therese line of scrubs can do for you.

Julie Schragin: The Woman Behind Zavate Apparel

Comfort and FashionWhen it comes to scrub lines, it’s natural to wonder about the person behind them. The person behind the Ava Therese line is Julie Schragin, the creator of Zavate Apparel. Originally a casual clothing designer, Schragin switched to scrubs in the late 2000s due to a design opportunity that came her way. Feeling that there wasn’t much by way of fashion in scrubs at the time, she jumped on it and breathed new life and new fashion into scrubs for over ten years.

In 2015, Schragin was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent procedures that kept her in the hospital for quite some time. During that time, she was able to see what the medical professionals who wore scrubs got up to during the day and what sort of things they could benefit from that could help them do their jobs better.

Wanting to honor the heroes that helped her make a full recovery, Schragin looked at every detail of the process to do something that she felt had yet to be done before: she wanted to create scrubs that were not only comfortable, but also allowed for some stretch, and would stand up to being washed repeatedly without any of their amazing color fading or the material breaking down.

Covering everything from petite to plus sizes, Schragin took her background in clothing design and added in even more to make her scrubs that much better: fashion.

With both comfort and fashion in mind, Schragin created the Ava Therese line, named after her middlemost nurturing daughter.

The Comfort

One of the focuses of the Ava Therese line was finding a fabric that would prove capable of taking everything the medical profession had to throw at it. Schragin took seven months to create the Synergy 4-Way stretch fabric that has the perfect blend of stretch and softness, allowing it to be as comfortable as possible without it also being too thin, heavy, or shiny. Not only that, but it is durable, meaning no matter what you get on your scrubs, you can wash it as much as you want without the scrubs breaking down or fading, allowing you to get more wear out of your amazing scrubs.

Schragin also wanted to keep in mind all the different body types that need scrubs; the scrubs range from XXS to 5X sizes, allowing both petite and plus-sizes to find scrubs that fit them comfortably.

The Fashion

As a designer, Schragin wanted to bring more fashion into scrubs—and the Ava Therese line is a perfect example of that. Not only can you get both tops and bottoms in different sizes, but you can also get them in many different styles. If you’re looking for a top that comes in a set color, there are many different styles as well, including the Ava Therese 1084 Ava Back Knit Top and the Ava Therese 1057 Madi Side Knit Top. If you’re looking for something to start the day in or for those colder days on shift, the Ava Therese line also features the Ava Therese 2023 Megan Bonded Fleece Jacket, as well as the Ava Therese 2022 Niki Warm-Up Jacket.

Comfort and Fashion

Ava Back Knit Top | 1084

  • Two curved-on seam pockets with d-ring near pocket
  • ID zipper pocket with removable logo zipper pull
  • Back rib knit panel to hem
  • Inside neck classic blush contrast trim detail
  • HPS Length: 27″
Comfort and Fashion

Rachel Jogger Pant | 3017

  • Elastic rib knit waistband with internal drawstring
  • Two on-seam front curved patch pockets with rib knit detail at pocket entry
  • Additional front side zipper pocket with removable logo zipper pull
  • Two back curved patch pockets with “Ava Therese” reflective flasher on right pocket
  • Heart arrow logo embroidery on wearer’s left patch pocket
  • Self tab with utility gunmetal d-ring
  • Tapered jogger pant leg with rib knit cuffs
Comfort and Fashion

Yoga Pant | 3018

  • Elastic rib knit waistband
  • Convertible drawstring that can be worn inside or outside
  • Two front easy slip entry pockets
  • Additional zipper pocket with removable logo zipper pull
  • Side cargo patch pocket
  • One back patch pocket with “Ava Therese” reflective flasher
  • DTM heart arrow logo embroidery on cargo pocket
  • Self tab with utility gunmetal d-ring
  • Side vents at hem
Comfort and Fashion

Niki Warm-Up Jacket | 2022

  • Stand collar with rib knit panel for comfort
  • Long sleeves with rib knit cuffs
  • Center front zip closure with removable logo zipper pull
  • Two large curved easy slip pockets
  • Dtm heart arrow logo embroidery on wearer’s left panel near pocket
  • Side rib knit panels
  • Inside neck classic blush contrast trim detail
  • “Ava Therese” reflective flasher on wearer’s left front side seam
  • Self tab with utility metal d-ring

Comfort and Fashion

Megan Bonded Fleece Jacket | 2023

  • Stand Collar
  • Long sleeves with thumbholes
  • Center front zip closure with removable heart arrow logo zipper pull
  • Two slanted lock zipper pockets
  • DTM heart arrow logo embroidery on wearer’s left sleeve near the hem
  • Angled front shoulder yokes
  • Interior fleece lining for extra warmth
  • Slightly high low curved hem
  • “Ava Therese” reflective flasher on wearer’s left side seam


Whether you’re interested in jogger pants or yoga pants, the Ava Therese line also has you covered! The Ava Therese 3017 Rachel Jogger Pant is available in solid colors and sizes ranging from XXS to 3X so that you can remain comfortable and covered. The Ava Therese 3018 Yoga Pant also comes in even more colors and sizes ranging from XXS to 5X and can be combined with the tops in the Ava Therese line to help you create your own style while still staying comfortable.

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Schragin’s Ava Therese line of scrubs aims to keep in mind not only the amazing work that RNs and other medical professionals who wear scrubs to every shift do but also help them find scrubs that they look great in and can wear often. No matter what your size, find something that fits you and looks amazing at the same time, and can hold up to the hard work you do every workday. Find a pattern or color you like in a style that works best for you, made with a fabric that will allow you to get a lot of wear and a lot of compliments at the same time.

Scrubs of Evans wants to make sure that our great healthcare workers have the best scrubs to work in that are on the market. This includes collections from Ava Therese, IRG, Barco, and Healing Hands, to name a few. Want more information? Feel free to contact us today with any queries you have about the products we offer. You can also join our Scrub Club for even more savings!