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Scarves Give Cancer Patients Therapeutic Relief
By Anthea Quay, 05 Dec 2012
Scottish textile company ASHA Headscarves has developed a range of stylish headscarves that can provide relief to cancer patients.
Not only do the scarves conceal hair loss (one of the side effects of chemotherapy), but are also made with micro-encapsulated fabrics that emit therapeutic benefits to suit the different needs of its wearers—such as aromatherapy, UV protection, and thermoregulation.
The aromatherapy finish emits calming aromas, such as lavender or aloe vera.
The wax finish helps maintain the temperature of the head (by melting to absorb heat when it is hot, and solidifying to send out warmth when it is cold).
The tea tree finish gives off tea tree oil (an antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial agent).
The scarves come in a variety of colors and are priced at US$32 each—10% of which would be donated to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centers.
ASHA Headscarves is a project by Murray Hogarth Company and Edinburgh-based Heriot Watt University’s School of Textiles & Design.
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