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What are Bold Beanies and why are they so special?

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

What are Bold Beanies and why are they so special?

So comfortable you will forget you are wearing it. Natural, Breathable, temperature controlling UV protective as well as stylish. 

Bold Beanies Cancer Chemo Hats were designed by Emilienne after she lost her hair with chemotherapy treatment for Stage 3 advanced Breast Cancer at a young age. She found her bald head very cold, particularly at night time. 

Losing your hair suddenly makes you feel extra cold. Emilienne wore woollen beanies mostly but they were itchy and would get too hot and so she would take it off and then of course she'd get cold again... disturbing an already difficult night's sleep. The sheer relief from wearing a soft comfy breathable beanie that fit snuggly so was less prone to slipping around (as head scarves do, especially in bed) is felt by many. Perfect for day wear to feel less conscious of your hair-loss Alopecia and just get on with your day with one less thing to worry about.

It was important for her to stay covered up for her family as she looked very ill and thats when she realised the need for Bold Beanies. A hat with minimal seams, especially over pressure points and no extra irritants, like labels.

Bold Beanies hats sleep cap beanys bonnets skull caps... however you choose to describe them are silky soft stretchy cotton and so very comfortable you will forget you are wearing them, but with beautiful Liberty Fabric prints or fun prints (as well as a rainbow of plain colours ) you won't have to. Styles to suit everyone and at an affordable price. 

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Chemo in winter… Bold Beanies the perfect sleep hat

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Chemo in winter… Bold Beanies the perfect sleep hat

I had my chemo in winter and found myself very cold as a result of my hair loss. I hadn’t yet created Bold Beanies, but this led to the creation of my little business. I wore wooly hats in bed (scarves would slip), but it was itchy and I got too hot, so I would take it off, and then I’d wake freezing cold. Adding ‘no sleep’ to the list of cancer treatment side effects. Bold Beanies are made with silky soft stretchy cotton fabric to fit snuggly (but not tight) on a sensitive scalp. Minimal seams away from pressure...

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Sunday Morning with Alex Jones - BBC Wales Interview

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Sunday Morning with Alex Jones - BBC Wales Interview

I was delighted to be approached by Alex Jones to chat about the creation of Bold Beanies and my experience of Breast Cancer on her BBC Radio Wales show on Sunday Morning. Talking hair loss from chemotherapy treatments and starting my small business making my innovative soft, comfy yet fashionable Bold Beanies from North Wales.

Explaining the need for stylish cancer headwear for younger women and what makes my award winning beanie cancer hats so popular for hair loss sufferers; my Bold Beanies Bouquets and roses to create a beautiful, traditional yet practical gifts for women suffering hair loss (from chemotherapy treatments or Alopecia); expanding the range to mens, teens and kids ranges also and the development of sustainable new products like head wraps, headscarves, face-masks, PICC sleeves all using quality Liberty and fun cotton fabrics and my book HOPE.

A positive story of survival 15 years after my grade 3 advanced diagnosis of Breast Cancer and how grateful I am to be able to watch my children grow, support lovely charities and make a difficult time for others just that bit more bearable.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

... and what it means to me.  I'm really struggling with 'Pink October' this year. My youngest daughter's birthday is the fifth October and it marks a significant point in my life. Firstly, in this month I gave birth to my second beautiful baby girl... all I ever wanted, was to be a mum. I loved every minute of this pregnancy and Lotte was just a dream. My eldest daughter, Olivia, then had just turned three and was just so funny and full of life. The following year, on Lotte's first birthday I had my second dose of chemotherapy following a gruelling five...

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Kids Fun Toy Story Face Mask with Matching Bold Beanie Cancer Hat

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Kids Fun Toy Story Face Mask with Matching Bold Beanie Cancer Hat

Grateful for being a small enough business this morning to make a little boy a bespoke Toy Story surgical face mask with matching Bold Beanies Chemo Hat

He finds the whole process of accessing his port extremely distressing, which includes wearing a surgical face mask, so his parents thought this might help. 

The surgical style face mask is made with a great fun 100% cotton print from Toy Story with reversible red side. They have requested a red plain Bold Beanie, which we are making an iron on patch using the Toy Story material to match the mask.

Bold Beanies are super soft thin stretchy cotton hats which are designed to fit snugly and be so comfortable that any child will forget they are wearing it... hopefully this one will be so fun he will be excited to wear it too! Many children lose their hair with chemotherapy treatments for Leukaemia and other cancers and so having a favourite animal or character along can really help.

We are also making matching Toy Story Face-masks for Mum & Dad and older sister... what a wonderful way to help lighten a difficult process and make it a bit more bearable.

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