Early Inspiration - Dina Rabinovitch - breast cancer hair loss
I came across an article entitled 'Battle Dress', written by a journalist called Dina Rabinovitch back in February 2005. The article was eloquent and witty, writing for Vogue she explored all the options of what to wear following a mastectomy op. She wanted stylish, even glamorous items to wear - words at that time I hadn't seen associated with hair loss in women before, and talked of Missoni scarves, Issey Miyake and M & S pyjamas! Silky soft fabrics that embraced the body, in attractive fashion colours. (The full article can be found on this link http://www.shopwellwithyou.org/resources.cfm - along with a host of other really useful information articles.)
I had at most 5 minutes to read it in the dentist's waiting room before I was called. For some reason the article stayed with me, so much so that over a week later I found myself back at the dentist, retrieving the magazine from the bin! (The receptionist was very understanding!) I thought it all seemed sort of obvious, I'd been making hats for awhile and yes, I knew they could be stylish, bold, and fun to wear. But I was missing the point - practical guidance on how to select, how to wear, and how to carry it off in everyday 'suburbia' is something lots of women find difficult, with or without female hair loss. So the first early ideas of designing a hat collection specifically for women with hair loss and providing an online service began to form, and the rest as they say is history!