2022 Awards Profile: Sabanera Health, Design Collective by Cintas

Sabanera Health, this year’s Image of the Year Award® healthcare category winner, will become the most exclusive and complete medical facility in Puerto Rico, compared in facilities and service level to a 5-star hotel. Sabanera wanted their apparel program to reflect that level of finesse.

To achieve this, the organization enlisted the collaboration of celebrity designer Nono Maldonado and Design Collective by Cintas. Together, they created a collection reflective of the local environment as well as the Sabanera brand.

The collection incorporates soft lines, light colors and a modern fit for the garments into a healing harmony of comfort, performance and luxury White and cheerful colors were used throughout the program to coordinate with the bright accents found in the interiors while soft silhouettes such as Saint Laurent-inspired bow blouses were a must to add a feminine touch. The program covers 200 wearers and includes tailored apparel for the front-of-house operations, and a collection of scrubs for the clinical and industrial back-of-house functions that were designed for comfort, performance, and technology so that healthcare workers could be at their best. By combining exclusive products with ready-to-wear apparel, Design Collective created a cohesive collection that is fresh and unique.

It’s not too early to start thinking about NAUMD’s 2023 awards. Look for entry materials early this fall, and contact rick.levine@naumd.com for any tips and advice on entering.