Hi, I’m Connie,
When I had my PICC line put in, I tried to find a sleeve that I could wear over it. I wanted something that was attractive and more importantly, that I could re-use.
At that time I was amazed to find there was only one source in the USA. They were expensive but I ordered some. When they arrived, I was disappointed with the fabric and felt the sleeves were poorly made, the colours were rather drab and despite being a ‘Small’ they didn’t fit too well.
So, I approached my sister-in-law, Joanna, who is a professional dressmaker and we have worked together to come up with something that is actually wearable, better made, hand washable and more affordable.
Like many post-chemotherapy patients I have peripheral neuropathy but with Jo’s endless patience, I learnt to sew and between us we made every sleeve.
Husband Nick, who was looking forward to a well earned retirement, was promptly co-opted to develop our website and now runs the e-commerce side of the company.
Our product range quadrupled in less than a year and even with a rapidly growing demand from new and repeat customers, we have not changed one of the founding values of the company; every PICC-Me sleeve is still handmade here in the UK.
Together we have sourced some fantastic stretch and lace fabrics in fashionable patterns, bright colours along with some gentle neutrals and pastels. We’ve made them comfortable, practical and attractive for all occasions.
PICC-Me is about holding onto your own identity during treatment. It’s about making the positive choice to be Me….
Take a look at our on-line store. We hope you like our sleeves and covers.
Connie, Joanna & Nick. x
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