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

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

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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Why are Bold Beanies Cancer Hats So Special?

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Why are Bold Beanies Cancer Hats So Special?

For most it's the sheer sense of relief of having a soft comfortable hat that is snug enough to stay in place but not tight at all. One less thing to worry about when life can be difficult and complicated

Everyone loves the pretty and/or fun quality patterns and wide variety of customisable plains to match any outfit, style or mood. A style to suit everyone, day or night wear.

Bold Beanies hats are constructed from the highest quality thin stretchy natural cotton breathable Liberty Prints, famous for their beautiful designs and timeless patterns. Limited seams and with the label on the outside, give the wearer the most comfy fit and keep the head at an even temperature (warm in winter and cool in summer). Our head covers are sustainably made in the UK in a small factory on the borders of the UK and Wales. All Bold Beanies chemo sleep caps and headwear are all eco friendly products with a careful eye on carbon footprint. 

Our cancer hats are perfect to wear on their own during the day or night as a pretty night cap or layer up under scarves, head wraps helmets, hard hats to hijabs.

The idea for Bold Beanies was born out of necessity when Emilienne Rebel lost her hair at age 31 with chemotherapy treatment for grade 3 advanced breast cancer. Her head felt cold, especially at nigh-time when scarves would slip and woollen hats were itchy and too hot. As a younger person going through cancer she found the hair loss headwear available online too fussy and outdated and craved a simple, snug, breathable, comfortable hat which is easy to put on... but also something stylish and pretty to make her feel feminine again and keep covered up for her young family. She found her wig very uncomfortable and felt more self conscious wearing that head covering than anything else. Loosing her hair she felt very self conscious her whole face looked different having lost not just the hair on her head, but eyebrows and eyelashes too... not to mention puffy and bloated from the steroids. 

The Bold Beanies headwear range has extended to include Headscarves, Head Wraps, wonderful cancer Alopecia bouquet flower gifts and PICC line cover sleeves. All our cancer headwear is available for children, teenagers, ladies and men suffering from hair loss, hair thinning, Alopecia Areata or simply for those who just want to cover up and keep ears warm during outdoor sports or under all types of helmets, such as cycling or ski helmets and hard hats.

Emilienne prides herself on her business's caring customer service and will always do her best to accommodate personalisation requests. 

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Happy Healthy Peaceful Holidays To All...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Happy Healthy Peaceful Holidays To All...

Bold Beanies cancer headwear and all those at our little factory rebelfamily-production would like to wish you all Peaceful and Merry Holidays

A time to remember those who are no longer with us. A time to show love to those alone. A time to bask in the magic. A time to reflect and be grateful. A time to eat, share and drink and recharge for the forthcoming year and new challenges. 

As cancer doesn't stop for Christmas, we will still be shipping our chemo alopecia headwear, head wraps, headscarves, PICC covers and cancer gifts throughout the whole festive period, albeit at a slightly slower service than normal. For all those of you that are newly diagnosed or looking for cancer hats for loved ones, we understand and we care. 

Bold Beanies are designed with style, ease and comfort in mind, by me, Emilienne. I had chemotherapy for Breast Cancer 12 years ago over Christmas. One of my memories of that time is watching her very young children decorate the lower branches of their Christmas tree... and with no energy, thats how it stayed. I was very ill, but very grateful for every moment... and still am. I look forward to a big new family Christmas (and birthday!) with new traditions and lots of love. 

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Friends of Anchor Charity Men’s Chemo Hats

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Friends of Anchor Charity Men’s Chemo Hats

Liberty Mens Camouflage Blue Cancer Chemo Hat for Friends of Anchor Charity  https://www.instagram.com/p/B5X8oy7ngih/?igshid=1jcef3dn4ylvl Very proud to support this lovely charity Friends of Anchor with our Chemo hats for men, women and kids.  Friends of Anchor is run by a small team and stewarded by a committee comprised of senior representatives from the ANCHOR Unit wards and clinics, and the business community, the charity’s aim is to help provide the best possible treatment, care and support to patients. Find out more about this wonderful charity here: https://www.friendsofanchor.org/ Bold Beanies range of cancer chemo headwear for men, women and kids are designed...

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A 'Slow Down' Discount Code instead of Black Friday

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A 'Slow Down' Discount Code instead of Black Friday


One of my favourite stores is doing something rather interesting its really resonated with me, so I've decided to follow suit in an attempt to help us all slow down

A 10% discount ' SLOWDOWN ' will be available across every headwear product* including my book HOPE, chemo gifts and cancer accessories. The saving will be available for the next fortnight (18th - 30th November 2019), so there really is no need to hurry. It may not appear to be very much, but for a small business every penny is vital and its a very real way of showing my appreciation to my customers. 


"Hyper-consumerism poses one of the biggest threats to the planet, and flash sales can often lead to rushed purchasing decisions, driven by the fear of a sell-out. We no longer feel that Black Friday is an earth or consumer-friendly event."

So, on Friday November 29th, infamously known as 'Black Friday' I will be taking the day off for a moment of nothingness... giving myself a much needed slow day.

In previous years, Black Friday is the opportunity for customers to secure savings across a few products from limited lines. Last year, even as a small business I felt pressured to offer a discount and everything sold out too quickly, meaning many of you missed out (still sorry!). I believe that chemotherapy or Alopecia hair loss headwear choices should be based on the individual rather than impulse, and hope that a two-week long promotion will provide the time for consideration. Will I need a soft thin breathable cotton hat to keep my head at an even temperature in bed so I can sleep without extra heating the room? What colours will suit me... what clothes would I like to co-ordinate with... Would I like matching hats for the whole family?

Advice is always available either via our online chat service or via email. Phone calls and private consultations can also be organised, so please do contact us if you have questions.

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