Why headwear is important for chemotherapy patients by Claire Featherstone

Claire’s parents both died of cancer while Claire was in her early 20s.  With a history in the fashion industry, Claire spotted that there was demand for stylish, confidence building headwear for women who have lost their hair during chemo treatments or because of alopecia.

“Having lost both my parents to cancer whilst I was in my early twenties and having been in the fashion industry for over 20 years when I was approached by one of my bespoke dress clients who needed some turbans & scarves made whilst she was undergoing chemo I set about making some beautiful head wear for her.

Over a period of 18 months I was then approached by many other people wanting similar head wear for themselves or friends & relatives. I realised there was a need and a demand for hand made luxurious head wear that made the wearer feel confident.

Having a degree in textiles I was also passionate that all my head wear was made for natural, breathable fabrics like cotton, silk & bamboo so it will keep you warm in winter & cool in summer.”

Claire is keen to “pay it back” to her local Macmillan who supported her so well through difficult times – so she has kindly DOUBLED her normal donation and will donate 10% of all sales during the Online Summer Fair to Macmillan.