Kuvrs exists due to carelessness!
I was at work one day and turned to put some stationery away in the cupboard and – CRASH!
The next seven hours were spent in the local Accident and Emergency Unit and resulted in me returning home with a cast on a broken wrist.
I am someone who has worked with fabric & thread for over 40 years, and as I was waiting for my arm to be put into a fiberglass cast, I was already planning what I was going to use to cover it, being determined not to be tied down to one of the standard colors that the hospital could offer me.
I managed to change the color of my cast to match my tights, or my outfit for the day and the reaction I had from friends, family and even strangers on the bus was amazing. The idea grew that if this was what I wanted then others would want it too.
So Cover My Cast was born. We have sourced some fabulous fabrics, have been careful in choosing our packaging and will be as green as we can. Our printing and advertising is being locally sourced as much as possible too. The covers can made to order and we aim to have them posted out within 48 hours of the order arriving in our in box.
Now that my arm has been released from is imprisonment, the cast is being used as a “model” for some of the cast covers, and my husband Bob and I are looking forward to a very busy future.
August 2011 UPDATE:
I did it again!! Walking in the woods this time with Lil the Jack Russell who is half of our IT department and it is the other wrist this time. I seem to be getting better at this breaking wrist thing as this time I have to have plates & screws inserted to keep the bits together (EEEK!!) Planning to blog about the healing journey and to do my best to wear as many different outfits & matching / co-ordinating cast covers as I can. Gotta make something positive come from this haven't I?
My bandage was still looking pristine after one week, I wore a cast cover day & night & it's made it much easier to dress & to move in bed too - no bandage gripping and then coming undone. The proof of the pudding as they say!