Chatsworth, CA – November 12, 2020 – Careismatic Brands, the world’s largest manufacturer of medical apparel, today announced a partnership with Mercy Ships, a non-profit focused on bringing free urgent medical care to underserved countries by creating floating, state-of-the-art hospitals and training centers to send to the poorest of countries. More than 600 volunteer healthcare professionals will work on board the Global MercyÔ, the non-profit’s newest and largest hospital ship, currently under construction. Careismatic Brands will donate Cherokee Uniforms to outfit all the healthcare volunteers when the vessel sets sail to Africa in 2021.

“As COVID-19 threatens the stability of already fragile healthcare systems globally, the need to provide basic life-saving care is greater than ever,” said Rosa Whitaker, president of Mercy Ships. “The Global Mercy could not set sail without the generosity of partners like Careismatic Brands. Over this vessel’s 50 year expected lifespan, we estimate that more than 150,000 lives will be changed onboard the ship through surgery alone. Cherokee is a leader in antimicrobial textiles with their Certainty Technology, and we are beyond grateful to receive the scrubs for our volunteers,” added Whitaker.

“As part of our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen and our ongoing commitment to champion the people behind the scrubs, Careismatic Brands is proud to partner with Mercy Ships and support their efforts to provide world-class surgical and medical care to those most in need,” said Mike Singer, CEO of Careismatic Brands.

Careismatic will also leverage Scrubs Magazine to create awareness for Mercy Ships in the healthcare community, recruit volunteer healthcare professionals through ongoing editorial and highlight the volunteers’ personal stories.

About Careismatic Brands

Careismatic Brands, Inc. (formerly Strategic Partners, Inc.) is the global leader in medical apparel with a distribution footprint in more than 70 countries, and a deep portfolio of top- selling medical apparel, footwear and accessories brands such as Cherokee Uniforms, Dickies Medical, heartsoul, Infinity by Cherokee, ScrubStar, Tooniforms and Anywear. Plus innovative and game-changing well-being brands such as Certainty SmartBoost, an antimicrobial laundry additive that works alongside regular detergent to protect fabrics. Careismatic Brands’ portfolio of deeply trusted brands delivers best-in-class products and unparalleled service to distribution partners and consumers.

In addition to being the marketshare leader in medical apparel, Careismatic Brands is a manufacturer/distributor of school uniforms by Classroom, corporate identity uniforms, adaptive clothing by Silverts, medical instruments and accessories. The company takes great care to understand and provide products that champion the people wearing uniforms who serve and care for others. For more information on Careismatic Brands, visit and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

About Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 55 developing countries, providing services valued at more than $1.7 billion and directly benefitting more than 2.8 million people. Our ships are crewed by volunteers from over 60 nations, with an average of over 1200 volunteers each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers and agriculturalists donate their time and skills. With16 national offices and an Africa Bureau, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations. For more information about Mercy Ships, updates on Global Mercy or how to volunteer or donate, please visit



Sara Rosales
Careismatic Brands
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Laura Rebouche
Mercy Ships
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