Innovation That Matters

Blouses designed for breast cancer treatment

Health & Wellbeing

We’ve already seen a line of clothing created specifically for infusion patients, and recently we came across something similar for those suffering from breast cancer. Jillies‘ “Playful Garments” are specially designed blouses that make it easier for women to undergo breast cancer treatments. Priced at USD 40, Jillies blouses are 100 percent cotton tunic-style garments designed to replace the standard-issue hospital “johnnie” robe routinely provided to cancer patients. Featuring a soft blush color and matching cotton trim with a ruffled collar, Jillies include velcro closures that facilitate fastening and unfastening; deep armholes, meanwhile, ease dressing and undressing for cancer treatments as well as breast examinations, mammograms, ultrasounds and breast MRIs. Each Jillie comes with a coordinating cotton drawstring tote to hold personal belongings during treatment. In addition to offering a variety of tips and resources on its site, Boston-based Jillies also donates a portion of its proceeds to the Jillies Foundation, a 501c3 organization that supports programs promoting patient wellbeing. Given that some 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the US alone, however, there’s plenty more room to help improve the lives of such patients around the world. Spotted by: Lisa B. Eisenbud



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