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Scrub top in navy blue cotton fabric, with a v-neck and short sleeves. Size medium. There are two pockets at the front. A heart and the words ‘Thank You’ have been hand stitched in white cotton into the inside of the collar.

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From 'Hackney during the pandemic':

Hackney Scrub Hub

A group of Hackney residents founded Hackney Scrub Hub on 23 March 2020, the day before the UK went into its first national lockdown.

Over the course of 9 weeks, over 120 volunteer professional sewers made 420 sets of scrubs (tops and trousers) to help protect NHS frontline workers and social care staff. Though Hackney Scrub Hub was based at Make Town, a textiles and craft studio in Hackney, restrictions meant that the vast majority of volunteers worked from home.

Scrub top and trousers for NHS workers
Made by Hackney Scrub Hub, March-May 2020

To show their gratitude to NHS staff, a Scrub Hub volunteer hand stitched a heart and the words ‘Thank You’ into the inside of the collar of this scrub top.

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Photographs of Hackney Scrub Hub by Jørn Tomter.

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