Care+Wear was founded in 2014 after seeing a close friend's difficult experience receiving chemotherapy treatment through a PICC line. Told to wear a tube sock to protect and cover the PICC line site, our friend found that this bulky, ugly sock not only made his taxing treatment even more uncomfortable, but it also served as a constant reminder of his illness. As we saw his struggle with getting dressed and going about his daily life, we decided to create something new and better that would help patients with PICC lines live comfortably, safely and stylishly.
Recognizing the growing need to bring innovation and design to the healthcare industry, we worked in partnership with leading hospitals, patients and clinicians to create our first product: an ultra-soft, antimicrobial, breathable and machine washable PICC Line Cover. As we worked on our antimicrobial PICC line cover, we realized there was a broader opportunity to define the healthwear industry. Expanding our collection, we now offer Chest Access Shirts for patients with chest ports and are also reimagining the traditional patient gown as well as gloves for wheelchair users. We hope that by designing functional and fashionable products with care, we can provide positive and effective healing experiences for patients everywhere.