Our Story: Why We Sell Comfy and Stylish Clothing for Cancer Patients

Wrapped in Love has a simple but empowering message: If you or someone you love has cancer, they shouldn’t have to compromise their style, comfort, or dignity.

Our Story: Why we Sell Comfy and Stylish Clothing for Cancer Patients

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Like many stories in our lives, the Wrapped in Love story started with an illness.  My mom had become very ill from cancer and pulmonary fibrosis.  It was Christmas eve and she told me she no longer wanted to receive visitors as she felt she  looked too bad in her state of illness. It broke my heart to see how she had lost her dignity.  I decided that I was going to make her feel special and pretty on Christmas day.  I made her a wrap that could go over her hospital gown and put a pretty flower pin on it (she loved flowers and gardening).  I put a little bit of lipstick on her and gave her some rosy cheeks, and I saw that old familiar smile come back.  That day inspired me for the rest of my life. I saw that helping someone feel and look special despite their illness could really make an impact on a patient’s outlook and dignity.  That day I was inspired to create Wrapped in Love, a clothing and accessory line for women with cancer and other illnesses, to provide them with comfort, style and dignity, despite illness.

Karen MacDonald and her mother

Cancer is, unfortunately, a defining moment in many people’s lives, but that doesn’t mean that their illness defines who they are.  That’s why our clothing and accessories are designed to be purposeful, yet fashionable.

As part of creating clothes, headwear, and accessories that are comfortable and functional, I interact with patients, survivors and healthcare workers to create designs cancer patients are proud to wear, as well as products that are soft against the scalp and make it easy for healthcare professionals to administer treatment with dignity and sensitivity.

Over the past five years, I’ve met hundreds of women and men — some of them are models on our website! — and been able to bring a little bit of joy, a little bit of sparkle, and a lot of love to them and their families.

What Our Customers Say

Reading reviews from our customers is one of the things we love most about what we do. From friends, loved ones, and caregivers, to cancer patients buying a gift for themselves, or for the nurses and doctors who treated them, here’s what some of our customers have to say.


Excellent! Beautiful! Thank you. Seventh time Cancer surviving mother loves it.

One of My Favorites

The Kimono is one of my Wrapped in Love favorites. It’s stylish, lightweight and perfect for chemo. There are even hats that match. (Love that!)


Great experience overall

Packing is beautiful and the socks are soft and as pictured! I contacted seller with a question and she promptly responded and was so kind during the entire interaction. Great experience overall with this product and business!


Cute & Comfortable

Cute, comfortable and well made cap! Highly recommend!


Photo Gallery: Working with Our Gorgeous Models

At Wrapped in Love, every piece you see on our website is modeled by a real cancer patient or survivor. We pamper them for the entire day, doing their hair and make-up before bringing in a photographer for their photoshoot. We love treating them and making them feel special, giving them a special experience and memories they’ll be able to treasure. Here are some peeks from behind the scenes!

Wrapped in Love Photoshoot in Michigan
The Women behind Wrapped in Love

Our Core Values

Behind every Wrapped in Love creation is a whole lot of care and core values that we never compromise on.

Having cancer doesn’t mean giving up your sense of style.

Many clothes designed for cancer patients and those having chemotherapy are practical, but they’re not stylish. From featuring vibrant colorways and bold animal prints to timeless designs, our range is perfect for pre, post, and current cancer patients looking to showcase their personality, despite their illness.  Almost every design features our signature flower to represent Karen’s mom’s love of gardening and flowers.

Chemo clothes should be designed with the patient in mind — but still be practical for healthcare workers.

We don’t just design chemo clothes we think will be comfortable and make your loved one feel good — we make sure they do! During many focus groups, we’ve found out what cancer patients want from clothing so that they feel at ease and dignified, as well as how the right clothes can help nurses to administer treatment in a minimally intrusive way. Our kimonos, knit and fleece shoulder wraps, PICC line sleeves, and more are all easily chemo port accessible. We believe that patients having chemotherapy shouldn’t struggle to find clothes suitable for treatment — but to have a wardrobe full and be spoiled for choice!


Made in the USA with love because you deserve the best.

 We think it’s worth it so that you know exactly where our clothing and accessories have come from, and that we’ve given our seal of approval on each accessory, headscarf, kimono, and every other piece of clothing that we sell.

Fighting Cancer with Dignity and in Style: The Blog

Whether you want to find ideas to support your friend or loved one with cancer, find the best gifts for someone having chemotherapy, or looking for a simple way to say thank you to your doctor or nurse, our blog tries to touch upon a little bit of everything.