Why we wouldn't Settle: a Thought Piece from our Co-founders

Why we wouldn't Settle: a Thought Piece from our Co-founders

November 24, 2017

Three and a half years ago, we set out on a radical mission to change the healthcare industry. We had friends and family diagnosed with cancer told to wear tube socks over their PICC lines and felt that there had to be something better. We wouldn’t and couldn’t accept that using a tube sock was the norm for covering and protecting something so important. I mean, tube socks are meant for your feet and went out of style decades ago right?! There had to be something in the market that provided better quality and dignity yet we couldn’t find anything that came close. So we decided to change that.   We went to the community and shared our vision with nurses and patients. And what transpired was absolutely amazing. We were able to create our ultra-soft, antimicrobial PICC line cover in collaboration with leading nurses and doctors while also getting the input from patients and people from the design community. And through that – our comprehensive design process was born.

Being involved in the community was paramount for us and while we were building a for purpose company, we realized there was an incredible need to do something more than just creating absolutely amazing products. And so we decided to give a portion of our sales back to non-profits and today partner with some amazing organizations such as Stand Up 2 Cancer, the American Cancer Society, Global Lyme Alliance, Rock CF, Cancer Schmancer, MitoAction and The Oley Foundation. We’ve had the opportunity to partner with these phenomenal foundations to ensure that together we’re making a difference. So when Pledge 1% asked us to take the pledge – it was an absolute no-brainer. Giving back to the community is paramount to our brand and company and we’re honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with such amazing partners.

So while we eat our leftover turkey and get to spend time with loved ones this holiday season, we wanted to say thank you to our community. You inspire us every day to do better and we wouldn’t be here without you. We’re excited to continue building great products and working together to help even more people on a daily basis.

-Chat, Susan and the Care+Wear team

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Sizing & Guidelines

PICC Line Covers

  • Instructions

    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.

  • Measurements

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

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

Chest Access Clothing

  • Instructions

    Please use the below graphic 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.

  • Dual Chest Access Hoodies

  • Dual Chest Access Women's Shirt

  • Dual Chest Access Kids Tee Shirt

  • Dual Chest Access Polo Shirt

Mobility Gloves

  • Instructions

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

  • Measurements

    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!

Patient Gowns

  • Instructions

  • Measurements

    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.


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