I happen to love anything that is made well. A product that is thoughtfully crafted and intelligently designed reflects the integrity of the person who created it and shows the maker’s respect for the object and the person who will be using it. I have been appalled recently by the clothes that are thrown together by underpaid workers in sweat shops in Asia. These sloppy items are then shipped to the United States to be strewn on racks and sold at ridiculously low prices in discount stores, or sold at ridiculously high prices at high-end department stores. The poor quality of these clothes serves no one that is in any way even remotely respectful or honorable. So it was a special pleasure to come across a well made article of clothing that shouts ‘respect’ and ‘worth’. Janes wellness gowns are such a product. The “hospital gown’ made by Janes was designed over 18 months with the help of nurses, patients, doctors and hospital administrators. The company’s CEO, Sharon Linder, comes from a family in which her sisters and her mother are all breast cancer survivors. In this case, I’d have to say that necessity must have been the mother of inspiration as well a design.
Janes’ gowns are really beautiful. They are soft, roomy, comfortable and they have a pocket! What woman doesn’t want a pocket? Imagine having a pocket, a roomy one at that, in your hospital gown. Imagine a hospital gown that is soft and warm and roomy. Imagine yourself in a Janes gown. They are made in the USA. They come with a cinch bag. They come in two size and in two colors (periwinkle and coral).
Go to www.getjanes.com and give yourself a treat. Or, give your friend or your family member a treat. Envelop yourself or your loved one in a quality product made with an artisan’s respect for the fine craft of clothing construction. You won’t be disappointed.
Sharon Linder was kind enough to send me a Janes gown, which I received today. I was so impressed that I just had to write a blog to let my readers know what a fine product it is. And then I gave the gown to my secretary, Cindy Cerami, so she can give it to her mother as a gift from me. Cindy’s mother is 90 years old and bedridden from a stroke. But her mind is as sharp as ever, and she will appreciate this well made gown, especially as compared to the pitiful gowns hospitals offer their patients which leave them cold and exposed and humiliated – all while they are sick. Thank you Sharon, and thank you Janes.