HOUSTON -- Bouffant, shmouffant! Luxury scrub hat maker blue sky scrubs has seen sales of its unique invention, the Pony, soar since the company launched in January. Creator Shelby Marquardt, MD and her husband, entrepreneur David Marquardt, now plan to branch out into disposable scrub hats to further meet the needs of doctors and nurses around the world.
The Marquardts report sales of more than 500 hats a month, primarily from www.blueskyscrubs.com. The company has sold hats to people in 36 states, Canada and France -- primarily through word of mouth and the power of the Internet.
The company is finalizing completion of a disposable version of the Pony hat, expected to be available this summer. Because some hospitals don't allow reusable scrub hats in operating rooms, Dr. Marquardt decided to develop a disposable line. Free samples and more information are available at www.blueskyscrubs.com.
The unique Pony design (patent pending), invented by Dr. Marquardt, allows women with long or short ponytails to corral their hair in a neat, ribbon-tied pouch.
"For those looking for a change from the bouffant surgical hat, the Pony is the answer," Dr. Marquardt says. "It functions exactly as the bouffant with the difference being the special cinched pouch in the back designed to accommodate ponytails of any length."
David Marquardt (currently president of a leading cleaning and restoration company, www.thesteamteam.com) is responsible for the company's operations.
Because her first priority is her work as a full-time anesthesiology resident at Houston's Hermann Hospital, blue sky scrubs are currently available online only, www.blueskyscrubs.com. Shelby continues to add new fabrics for the men's and women's lines of cloth caps, available in multitudes of colors and patterns, which for men include Urban, Sports and Executive designs. Many of the fabrics are limited editions, exclusive to blue sky scrubs.
blue sky scrubs are currently available online only www.blueskyscrubs.com. Private label and bulk orders are also available.
COPYRIGHT 2006 Business Wire COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning
The "blue sky scrubs" family of patents and trademarks are owned by blue sky scrubs, LLC. "The Pony Hat," "The Pixie Hat," and "The Poppy Hat" are trademarks and U.S. Patent No. 7437777, D572879, D547030, D621606 are published patents with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.