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Any interest in a line of clothing and accessories for chronic pain sufferers

Mar 20, 2017 2:24 PM

I've noticed a few things since meeting so many people with similar issues that come with chronic pain. One is that we all seem to share a need to have soft things, and another is the complaint that so many clothes aren't comfortable because they are too tight or the material is too coarse against the skin.
I've started to dream on a line of clothing and accessories for people with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain issues. Fleece or fur lined leggings or pants, brushed cotton, Sherpa... these are all things that I've found don't hurt against the skin. Including underwear!!
I would like to find out:
What other materials you have found bring you comfort when you wear them?
What types of clothing would you be most interested in wearing daily?
Would you buy clothing that was specifically designed to reduce discomfort even if it didn't lift your butt and boobs?

Mar 20, 2017 2:33 PM

I wear jeans most of the time. I find they're not that comfortable. I like t-shirts.

Mar 20, 2017 3:36 PM

I practically live in leggings and soft shirts. I know it's not clothing but I have changed all my beds to jersey knit sheets. Super soft and don't hurt my skin on bad pain days.

Mar 20, 2017 4:42 PM

Some days, my clothes hurt. Last night, I kept tearing off my clothes and trying different ones because they felt like needles. I would totally buy from a clothing line focused on people with pain disorders (minus fur products). The problem with soft fabrics is that it's hard to keep cat hair, lint, my long hair, etc off and much of it doesn't look professional. I like loose, soft sweaters but they often lose their softness after a few washes.

I would be most interested in bras and socks, believe it or not; but I would consider all kinds of products! 😄

Mar 20, 2017 6:11 PM

When I venture out I wear yoga pants or jeans. In the house I believe I was meant to be a nudist. Keep in mind I live on the Gulf Coast of Texas. If I lived up north again that would be a very different story. Sherpa is amazing. I have noticed that I seem to do the best in all natural fabric like cotton and I wear super soft bamboo socks. I cannot stand anything fake like polyester on my skin. I seem to be a bed sheet princess also. Nothing synthetic. I never made the connection before, thanks.

Mar 24, 2017 2:42 AM

I also wear leggings or yoga pants with a soft, usually oversized shirt, soft socks and underwear that tends not to be to "shifty". I have yet to find a bra that is comfortable and doesn't show my nipples.
I started making the connection the more people I met with chronic pain. I started calling it the uniform of our people LOL

Mar 24, 2017 4:04 AM

Great idea! I wear a lot of long skirts and soft fabrics.
Hermatite accesories are popular, oh! you could have aromatherapy scents in necklaces and other accessories.

Mar 24, 2017 1:04 PM

I've got some great design ideas in my head, I just need to draw them out and find someone who is into funding

Mar 24, 2017 4:43 PM

There are some rocks out there that are supposed to reduce pain. Maybe you can style jewelry with those rocks.

Apr 02, 2017 11:10 PM

Does anyone know of any funding ideas or do you think a Kickstarter or other campaign would be worth while?

Apr 02, 2017 11:26 PM

I thought of a shirt that you wear at home that when you sit back Or lay down you put a soft cusion like piece that gives you arch to help ppl like me with lower spine issues relieving pressure and pain. It's incorporated in it.

Apr 04, 2017 12:28 AM

I like that idea Raeco! I'll see what designs I can come up with

Apr 04, 2017 3:58 AM

I find Caribbean cotton to be the softest and try to find clothing made from it. Also buy jeans or clothes with cotton spandex blend for easy give.

Apr 04, 2017 11:56 AM

I usually wear loose clothes, dresses or soft pants.
Being bound to a wheelchair also complicates things. Dresses going up, getting stuck etc
The allodynia makes socks unbearable but chenille socks aren't comfortable but of two pains you have to choose the lesser one.

Apr 04, 2017 2:15 PM

I live in super soft pj's at home and wear leggings and oversized shirts when I go out. I wanted to mention this though, I have bamboo sheets and they are super soft. I have 2 pairs and I won't sleep on anything else.

I would try Kickstarter. I have MS as well as fibro and I think that community might also be very interested

Apr 04, 2017 4:39 PM

I wear knee length casual dresses alot now, since nothing binds anywhere. Cowl neck or drap neck is flattering and can get away with no bra or underware. Pockets a plus for whatever. I like cotton, hemp, jersey, bamboo, seersucker fabrics. No buttons, no zippers, no ties, no iron.

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