The Parson's Project x Care+Wear

The Parsons Project: Through the Students' Lens

January 22, 2018

It's safe to say that the future falls on our new generation to create, innovate and drive business, community and beyond. In honor of this we asked the Parsons students involved in The Patient Gown by Care+Wear x Parsons to share their experiences in being part of something that evolved to building an industry-shaking product: redefining the hospital gown. Here's what they had to say...


Daniel Lee @dansole

"The most innovative thing about the gown is how much humanity we brought into it. The amount of time and energy of real people and incredible stories that the new gown has in it is truly moving and innovative."

Molly Bonnell @molly_bonnell

"I think that the most innovative part of the gown is the attention that it paid to the humans that interact with it. Every single iteration of the gown was tried on, tested, and critiqued by real patients, doctors, and nurses. Everyone’s voices were heard and had a direct impact in shaping the final gown. This resulted in a gown that is empowering for patients to wear but also highly functional."


Gwen Tan @gwentan21

 "I wanted to be a part of this project because I believe in designing with purpose to instigate the idea that patients are not just problems that need to be solved—they are people whose feelings need to be considered in every step of our healthcare system."

Helena Wang @helena121

"I previously volunteered at a hospital for two years, and I’ve always noticed how the patient’s body language and gestures while wearing the current hospital gown show that they feel intense discomfort and lack of dignity in the garment. They would always try to cover themselves quickly when I entered their room to assist them. I wanted to do something to help them."

Irene Lu @ibean_lu

"I was surprised at how difficult it was to find a balance between patient comfort and patient access. Through user-testing and consulting doctors and nurses, it was eye-opening to see what people of different ages and health backgrounds could or could not do in our prototypes. It only went to show how essential user testing is and that not everything could be fully designed through just predictions and estimates."


Camila Chiriboga @Camichiri

This class was critically important to me because I have personally stayed at the hospital for a long time as well as accompanied various people in my family. I know how denigrating, uncomfortable and frustrating it can be to wear a hospital gown that tears away your dignity. As a designer I felt I finally had an opportunity to make a change in people's lives that could change the way they feel and experience their painful moments.

Yi Chen-Ho @_yichenho_

"On my way home to Taiwan a lady near me was experiencing heart palpitations. The flight attendants were running asking for any doctors or nurses on board. It happened so close to me but I couldn't do anything to help. Luckily, there was a doctor on board who helped the lady to safety. It made me reflect on what I was doing with my life and what I could be. At that moment I told myself: I'm gonna do it [The Project]! I want to design something not just beautiful clothes, but something that can help others. That is what brought me here, and a trigger point for me."

Chloe Edwards

"The final gown meant a lot to me because I had a brother who died of lymphoma cancer. As you can imagine, he spent extended periods of time in the hospital. On the first day when Care + Wear introduced themselves to the class, they showed us the PICC line cover that they produce. At that moment, I remembered the problems he had with the hospital gown and the need for more health wear. I am grateful to Care + Wear and to all those who made this project happen for giving me the opportunity to work on a project that could benefit others."

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Sizing & Guidelines

PICC Line Covers:


1. Place the cover over medical dressing. Fit should be snug, mesh window should cover PICC site. The Care+Wear logo should be at the bottom of the cover once placed.

2. Remove daily to inspect PICC line site.

3. Wash regularly.

4. Contact your doctor immediately with any swelling, redness, pain, or fever.


1. Have a friend measure the circumference of your arm where the PICC line will be or is already inserted.

2. Compare your measurement to the chart below. For best fit, use our sizing chart. When in doubt, go smaller - our covers are stretchy.

3. You can also refer to our sizing video if you still need help. 

Chest Access Clothing:

Please use the graphic to the right as a guideline for comparing measurements against the size chart provided for all Chest Access Clothing. Please keep in mind that these measurements were taken when laid flat.


1. Dual Chest Access Hoodies:

2. Dual Chest Access Women's Shirt:

3. Dual Chest Access Kids Tee Shirt:

4. Dual Chest Access Polo Shirt:

Recovery Bra:

Please use the below graphic for guidance when measuring your bust.

Please refer to the below measurements for sizing of the Bra. If you are between sizes, size down as this bra tends to run large.

Mobility Gloves:

Use the below hand graphic as a guide when measuring your hands for our Mobility Gloves.

Compare your measurement to the sizing chart below. Please note these measurements are taken from the glove product itself so we suggest leaving a tiny bit of wiggle room since these don't stretch much!

The NICU One-Piece:

Please use the below graphic as a guideline for the One-Piece measurements against the size chart provided below. Please keep in mind that these measurements were taken when laid flat.

 Please refer to the below measurements for sizing of the One-Piece. The One-Piece is a one-size outfit that will accommodate a 3-6 lbs, premature baby.

Patient Gowns:

Small Measurements: 23.25 inches across the front chest when laid flat, 23.5 inches across bottom hem sweep, 47.5 inches in length from shoulder to bottom hem.

Medium Measurements: 24.75 inches across the front chest when laid flat, 25 inches across bottom hem sweep, 47.5 inches in length from shoulder to bottom hem.

Large Measurements: 26.25 inches across the front chest when laid flat, 26.5 inches across bottom hem sweep, 47.5 inches in length from shoulder to bottom hem.