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The Wonders of Bamboo Fabric

27 Jul
Ruched hat for cancer patients in bamboo fabric

The earliest patents for bamboo go back to 1864 by Philipp Lichtenstadt who wanted  to create a “new and useful process for disintegrating the fibre of bamboo so that it may be used in manufacturing cordage, cloth, mats, or pulp for paper.” Yet somehow, despite the availability of the material, it’s only been within recent […]

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History of Liberty Tana Lawn

20 Apr
Liberty Tana Lawn Wiltshire Fabric

Liberty of London made their reputation first by importing the finest Oriental fabrics, and later by producing fabrics of their own design. Arthur Lasenby Liberty was born in 1843 in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, the son of a draper. When Liberty was sixteen, he worked first for an uncle who owned a lace warehouse and then in 1859 […]

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Mother’s Day & Hairloss

04 Mar
Silk satin headscarf for cancer patients

With Mother’s Day approaching I have been thinking about all the mothers & daughters I have met recently to advise on chemo headwear. I have a lot of ladies come to me as they have young children, daughters in particular, who don’t ever want to see their Mummy without hair. It was this need several […]

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Choosing the Right Chemo Headwear Style

23 Jan
Liberty Stars Cancer Sleep Hat

When I started Chemo Headwear (www.chemoheadwear.co.uk) I started by approaching local hospitals and charities as I wanted to really help people with what suited them best. The style/shape of headwear and the colouring are both really important in creating a look that suits you and therefore creates some confidence with your new look. Most of […]

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What Drove Me to Start Chemo Headwear?

10 Nov
Headscarf for cancer patients

I make bespoke dresses under the label Featherstone Frocks (www.featherstonefrocks.com) but last year Lucy, one of my lovely dress clients asked me if I could make some turbans & bandannas for her as she was going through chemotherapy.  We experimented with several different styles and worked out which ones worked and which didn’t and I […]

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