LOS ANGELES, May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EY announced this week that co-CEOs and Co-founders Heather Hasson and Trina Spear of FIGS are finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in Greater Los Angeles. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Hasson and Spear were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black tie Award gala on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.
"We're incredibly excited and honored to be finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year award," says Hasson. "What FIGS is doing for the medical industry is revolutionary and this accolade further ignites our commitment to improving the lives of medical professionals and transforming the healthcare industry on a global scale."
Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
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FIGS is revolutionizing the healthcare industry by raising the standards of how medical apparel is designed, branded and sold.
FIGS is the first medical apparel company to sell directly to the consumer through a thoughtful, data-driven e-commerce platform that utilizes predictive analytics, a streamlined UI / UX experience and lifestyle-driven imagery.
FIGS designs are innovative, modern and functional and have become a cult-like commodity in the medical space. Products are designed thoughtfully, are thoroughly tested and held to the highest standards of quality and usefulness. That's why every set of FIGS is made from its proprietary fabric that is antimicrobial, anti-wrinkle, liquid repellent, lightweight, antimicrobial and features four-way stretch technology.
They have changed the meaning of the word scrub. No longer are medical professionals limited to wearing scratchy, heavy, boxy, ill-fitted uniforms. They now can wear something that is purposeful, functional, stylish and like fashion companies has evolving styles, product launches and seasons.
Improving the medical professional's experience on a global scale is paramount to FIGS' mission. Through the company's Threads for Threads initiative, FIGS has donated hundreds of thousands of scrubs to healthcare providers in need in over 35 countries around the world. They've partnered with organizations like Every Mother Counts, International Medical Corps, Project CURE and more.
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