Wrapped in Love Fashion Brand Caters to Cancer Patients
The brand has fleece wraps, ponchos, head wraps, sleeping caps and scarves for warmth, comfort and some style.
As posted in Women’s Wear Daily on October 16, 2017
When retailers talk about being “inclusive” it’s really about broadening their product lines to cater to minorities and plus sizes. Those with inﬁrmities are often left out of the conversation.
But Karen MacDonald, the former director of communications for Taubman Centers, has developed a fashion business called Wrapped in Love, catering to women with cancer. She says her business is growing and products for men and children battling cancer, such as baseball caps without seams and products that hide PICC lines, could be developed.
Wrapped in Love is hard at work on our 2017 fall and winter line of clothing for women with cancer or in chemotherapy. Teal, red, olive, burgundy and so many more beautiful colors and fabrics to choose from. Please let us know if you have a special request.
This radio show that celebrates the attitude, passion, and spirit that make EVERY woman so remarkable! This show honors, in every respect, in every way, without apology, and certainly without comparison…women! We were honored to have Karen MacDonald be on the show.
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‘Wrapped In Love’ Brings Warmth To Cancer Patients Going Through Treatment October 6, 2016 5:13 PMBy Dr. Deanna Lites
All Karen MacDonald wanted was to see her mom smile while she was being treated for cancer.
“I designed a wrap for her to go over her patient gown just to give her some warmth and beauty and dignity and it really made a difference,” said MacDonald.
From that experience MacDonald opened Wrapped in Love. The company creates clothes and accessories for cancer patients.
Input from patients and nurses to help ensure the style and fabric meets their needs.
“For instance, even with the head wrap — I use bamboo cotton or modal because it wicks away perspiration. I just designed a new wrap that zips up but also has pockets on the side for drains after breast surgery.”
“Everyone should feel beautiful and special on the outside despite how they may be feeling inside,” MacDonald observes. “Studies have shown that external appearance can affect an individual’s emotional well being during an illness.”
Each month MacDonald gives a portion of her profits to a different charity.
October is breast cancer awareness month.
Products are available online at WrappedInLove and in some retail stores.
Wrapped in Love is a clothing and accessory line for women with cancer or going through chemotherapy. Our products make great gifts for women with cancer. Please visit www.wrappedinlove.com for more information.
Wrapped in Love hosts cancer survivors for photo shoot
By: Syma Chowdhry
Date: Oct 7, 2016
Models at one photo shoot show off more than just a pretty smile. They represent strength and courage because they are cancer survivors. “It’s always fun to just get dressed up and get your makeup done,” said Katie Batchelder.
Venice Gondolier Sun: Her loss leads to wrapping cancer patients in love
October 26, 2016
Almost two years ago, just before Christmas, Karen McDonald’s mother was admitted into the hospital in their Michigan hometown. She had been sick for a few years as a result of her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had taken a turn for the worse. Looking at her mother’s frail state, McDonald knew that this would probably be the last Christmas she would ever spend with her, and the realization hit her hard.
Karen MacDonald’s line of head wraps, ponchos and sleep caps aims to ease cancer patients’ discomfort and help raise their spirits.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Wrapped in Love—a line of wraps and caps devoted to cancer patients—is dedicated to easing discomfort and raising spirits. We asked owner Karen MacDonald, who splits time between Sarasota and Michigan, about her products, her hopes for Wrapped In Love and why what she does is so important to her.
Wrapped in Love donates chemo port accessible, fashionable shoulder wraps to the 2016 Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference.
During the conference, a fashion show will be help to highlight the beautiful products that are now available to cancer patients. We are offering 10% off all Wrapped in Love products (excluding with Pink Fleece Wrap) to attendees of the 2016 Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference. Please enter the code LLBC16 at checkout to receive your 10% discount. Offer ends September 30th, 2016.
Our Wrapped in Love line of fleece wraps, head wraps, ponchos and light cancer treatment bags were made and designed with the help of nurses and cancer patients. We know our products make women in treatment look beautiful and feel comfortable as well.