Hot on the heels of our award-winning client news last month we are pleased to have been contacted by another client, Claire Featherstone of Chemo Headwear (www.chemoheadwear.co.uk) with news of more awards success.
Claire, whose primary business is creating one off dresses for her clients, has now won an award for her work creating hats for Chemotherapy patients.
The inaugural Spotlight Awards by Live Better With, a specialist retailer providing products to cancer patients, picked out Claire’s range of hats, head scarves, bandanas and turbans because of the positive feedback they had received from customers and the beautiful designs, all of which are handmade using all-natural fabrics.
Claire was inspired to start this off shoot of her main business when one of her dress clients approached her at the start of her chemotherapy treatment, concerned about hair loss and shocked at the lack of good quality options available to her.
As a fashion student with over 20 years’ experience, Claire set to work researching the market and what she found was either poorly made, lacked design or was made of cheap synthetic fabrics. At a time where patients feel at their least attractive and may also be struggling with hot flushes and controlling body temperature, Claire was saddened by the lack of choice in something as simple as a hat. She set to work designing something that was elegant, easy to wear and made the wearer feel feminine again.
Personally touched by cancer, having lost her parents in her early twenties, Claire understood the benefits of being able to dress normally and regaining some much needed confidence at such a difficult time, and saw this as her opportunity help.
Just three years in, Claire is enjoying tremendous success with her business and the award will hopefully be the first of many.
On behalf of Evans Weir we would like to congratulate Claire and Chemo Headwear, not only on winning the award, but on creating such a clever and worthwhile solution, for something we can probably all understand.