The idea for Care+Wear came after a friend's experience receiving treatment through a PICC line. Our friend was told to wear a tube sock to protect and cover the PICC line site making the uncomfortable treatment even more uncomfortable. This bulky, white tube sock became a constant reminder of the illness but also interfered in day to day activities like getting dressed. We decided to create something new and better that would help patients living with PICC lines. We wanted to help them see themselves as people first, and patients second and allow them to live their lives.
There is a need to bring innovation and design into the healthcare industry so we have embarked on a mission to redefine the patient lifestyle by creating the healthwear industry. In the near future, we’ll see patients supporting their favorite sports teams or animated characters with their PICC line covers as we create custom designs and product partnerships. Additionally, Care+Wear is already expanding our product line to include more healthwear categories, like shirts that accommodate patients receiving port treatments. There is no reason that patients cannot have a solution that is not only functional but fashionable.