Breast Cancer Patients Adaptive Clothing Line Designed by Father/Son Duo Blends Couture with Comfort and Confidence
For nearly four decades, the country has recognized October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – bringing awareness and education to everyone about breast cancer, along with the importance of early detection, latest treatments, and timely, high-quality care for breast cancer patients.
There’s also an aspect surrounding this topic that is very important to women who have surgery or must undergo other procedures and may require certain adaptive clothing.
Following surgery, many people have trouble fitting into the clothes they have in their closets, since some surgeries may alter a woman’s body shape and so much of their clothing may need alternations or won’t work for them any longer.
Subtle design elements can go a long way to making clothing accessible to breast cancer patients and other people who have these special needs as their body changes. Having information about practical and fashionable clothing can help empower them and even help them during recovery.
Father and son duo – Dr. Robert White and his entrepreneur son – Collin White have developed adaptive clothing to help. Stitches was created to fulfill the need for high quality and medically minded apparel that ensures patient wellness, independence, and comfort.
The White family has for five generations counted a doctor among its members. Yet, it was not until co-founder, surgeon, and father Dr. Robert White, became a patient himself that he fully realized the vital role clothing plays on the journey to recovery.
About Stitches Medical:
“Stitches was founded to answer a simple patient question, ‘What should I wear?’ As practitioners and patients ourselves, we recognize the need for apparel that is both functional and fashionable for patients with a variety of medical conditions. With our attention to form, function, and fashion, Stitches can help bring joy, comfort, and dignity back to your daily living,” said Robert and Collin. “As a medical family, we understand conditions come with their own set of hardships -getting dressed shouldn’t be one of them.”
They have worked to make essential, science-backed garments that meet the style, comfort and functional needs of patients recovering from or receiving treatments including chemotherapy, dialysis, diabetes, mastectomies and even have a garment that helps with flatulence.
STITCHES is a medically minded apparel brand boasting a full line of adaptive apparel for women and men. The father/son team hope to inspire people living with various conditions – from breast cancer and beyond – to fall back in love with getting dressed again.
Dr. White and Collin joined me to discuss the essential need for adaptive clothing and how it can help ease some of the stress and anxiety so many people feel as they recover from many types of conditions while empowering patients to look and feel their best.