Beautiful silk scarves and head wraps for FREE

mimivac
mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I just learned of this from another board. For all of you going through chemo right now, it can be of some comfort. She is the CEO of a company that makes expensive silk scarves. She wants to offer one for free to women experiencing hair loss. People tell me they are beautiful scarves. Here is the website: http://www.franceluxe.com/i/goodwishesscarves/Good+Wishes+Scarves.html

"Hello,

My name is Laurie Erickson and I am the CEO of a fashion accessory company located in Washington State. A few years ago I launched a program called Good Wishes scarves - a program where my company makes one, free of charge, silk scarf or headwrap for women experiencing hair loss. This program was borne as a result of an email I received from a loyal customer, Hillary, who bought hair accessories from my company. She wrote to our customer care address and asked if we had any products for women who are losing or have lost their hair. I replied no at the time, but offered to make her a scarf at no charge, in a color of her choosing. When her scarf was completed, we had a staff meeting and had a moment for this terrific woman, silently sending her Good Wishes. After receiving her scarf, we communicated from time to time and I told Hillary that should she meet anyone along her journey, who might enjoy a Good Wishes scarf to please let me know and I would happily have our factory make one for her - she told me that her Good Wishes scarf had brought her comfort during her chemo sessions. At a subsequent Chemotherapy session, Hillary met a woman who learned of our flegling program and requested a scarf - we were so happy to know that our desire to give was becoming a reality.

I have really struggled to connect, to give, to share our scarves with women. It seems so odd to have the ability to give and KNOW the need is out there, but struggle to find the bridge to get that done. Fortunately, I spoke with Malaak Compton Rock earlier this week and she told me about TNBC - I was so happy when we spoke and I said "you're my Bridge!" - she was as always just lovely and helpful and I am absolutely optimistic. My head has been spinning with ideas and so I write to you here to help me spread the word. Its very simple. My company works with hundreds of different silks and cottons. I will give as much as I possibly can to the community of women who are undergoing or experiencing an event where she is losing her hair. I have two options at this time; a scarf (which can be a bit cumbersome for some) or a headwrap called "It's a Wrap". I will send you one at no charge. We don't have these all up on our website yet at www.franceluxe.com, but I can send you swatches or a scan of the available fabrics at this time. My Dad actually went to our factory today to pick up hundreds of yards of fabric so we have tons of options to share.

If you or someone you know would enjoy either a scarf or an It's a Wrap - please email me at [email protected] and me and my staff will work to get it done for you.

In closing, I've worked in the fashion accessories industry for over 20 years. It is an honor and a pleasure to put smiles on faces through sharing our work - I believe in the power of sending good wishes.

Thank you and I look forward to working together with you to perhaps send some comfort to women from women.

Laurie"
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  • Reikigemgirl
    Reikigemgirl Member Posts: 278
    I did this....
    After I read your post I went to the website and checked it out. I called 888-884-3653 and asked about the Good Wishes program. They connected me straight to Laurie! She helped me navigate to the site and asked me to take my time and choose a headwrap from her because I am going to lose my hair to chemo. After we hung up I sent the link to my daughter and we decided together which would be the best one for me. There are so many beautiful ones to choose from that I needed some help deciding. I just called Laurie back and told her the one I decided on and she took down my address and said she will send an email to confirm when it is sent out. It was very easy and the headwraps are really pretty and colorful. I chose the style "Cozumel".

    Mimivac, thanks for sharing the information. Did you order one yet?

    Also, I got a wig for free from the American Cancer Society in my area. It is very nice, it's from the Raquel Welch line. So if anyone is in need of one, check into it. I didn't have to fill out any paperwork regarding income, it's on the honor basis. I myself am on a limited income and this was very helpful to me, as I hope it can help someone else too!!

    Love and Light,
    Vicki
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member

    I did this....
    After I read your post I went to the website and checked it out. I called 888-884-3653 and asked about the Good Wishes program. They connected me straight to Laurie! She helped me navigate to the site and asked me to take my time and choose a headwrap from her because I am going to lose my hair to chemo. After we hung up I sent the link to my daughter and we decided together which would be the best one for me. There are so many beautiful ones to choose from that I needed some help deciding. I just called Laurie back and told her the one I decided on and she took down my address and said she will send an email to confirm when it is sent out. It was very easy and the headwraps are really pretty and colorful. I chose the style "Cozumel".

    Mimivac, thanks for sharing the information. Did you order one yet?

    Also, I got a wig for free from the American Cancer Society in my area. It is very nice, it's from the Raquel Welch line. So if anyone is in need of one, check into it. I didn't have to fill out any paperwork regarding income, it's on the honor basis. I myself am on a limited income and this was very helpful to me, as I hope it can help someone else too!!

    Love and Light,
    Vicki

    Thank you Minivac, just
    Thank you Minivac, Being I just lost my hair. I just spoke to Laurie, what a wonderful thing they are doing. Thanks for letting us know.
    Kathy
  • Marlene_K
    Marlene_K Member Posts: 508
    WOW! Laurie, this is
    WOW! Laurie, this is WONDERFUL! I just called myself. I, too, had my daughter help me pick one out. I have not started chemo yet but it is inevitable. My surgery will be on the 27th, so I'm thinking by the time my hair starts falling out, it should be near fall time. I picked the Samba. It was very sweet of you to share this! Thank you!

    Marlene
  • Kayla1
    Kayla1 Member Posts: 101
    Kat11 said:

    Thank you Minivac, just
    Thank you Minivac, Being I just lost my hair. I just spoke to Laurie, what a wonderful thing they are doing. Thanks for letting us know.
    Kathy

    Mimi,
    Thank you so much for

    Mimi,
    Thank you so much for sharing this awesome program. I lost my hair a month ago and work so I have been looking for as many scarves as I can, I find my wig too warm due to the hot flashes. I am heading for the web site right now. I believe the quote "Look Good Feel Better" truly works and I look forward to dressing up my head every morning before heading to work.
    Thank you again!!!!!
    K
  • m_azingrace
    m_azingrace Member Posts: 399
    Marlene_K said:

    WOW! Laurie, this is
    WOW! Laurie, this is WONDERFUL! I just called myself. I, too, had my daughter help me pick one out. I have not started chemo yet but it is inevitable. My surgery will be on the 27th, so I'm thinking by the time my hair starts falling out, it should be near fall time. I picked the Samba. It was very sweet of you to share this! Thank you!

    Marlene

    Thanks, Laurie!
    I emailed, and received an almost immediate response. Tomorrow I will call with my request. I also have not started chemo, but I'm trying to get prepared in as many ways as possible.

    It's really ironic. I finally have found a hair style & color I really like, and now it's going to all fall out! At the same time,discovering that there are so many beautifully generous people is both comforting and encouraging. I also filled out a form for the "Heavenly Hats" program, and will be making an appointment with the local ACS for a wig.

    Thanks again, Laurie!
  • Christmas Girl
    Christmas Girl Member Posts: 3,682 Member
    Mimi...
    You're a real sweetheart for sharing this for those in need.

    Kind regards, Susan
  • susie09
    susie09 Member Posts: 2,930

    Mimi...
    You're a real sweetheart for sharing this for those in need.

    Kind regards, Susan

    Mimi, look how many happy
    Mimi, look how many happy survivors you made today?

    Everyone is so happy and so excited.

    That is a wonderful thing you did to post this.

    It is a great thing that Laura does this for others.


    Thanks Mimi!

    Hugs,

    Susie
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member
    susie09 said:

    Mimi, look how many happy
    Mimi, look how many happy survivors you made today?

    Everyone is so happy and so excited.

    That is a wonderful thing you did to post this.

    It is a great thing that Laura does this for others.


    Thanks Mimi!

    Hugs,

    Susie

    Thanks Mimi. This will be
    Thanks Mimi. This will be helpful to so many!
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    So glad you guys called!
    It makes me very happy that people benefitted from this program. Laurie seems like a wonderful person, and I'm sure the scaves are beautiful. Please post pictures when you receive them!

    Mimi
  • TraciInLA
    TraciInLA Member Posts: 1,994 Member
    mimivac said:

    So glad you guys called!
    It makes me very happy that people benefitted from this program. Laurie seems like a wonderful person, and I'm sure the scaves are beautiful. Please post pictures when you receive them!

    Mimi

    Me, too!
    I'm not much of a phone person, so I emailed Laurie -- she was very gracious, and happy to make the arrangements by email. I got the Jasmine Hot Pink. And she urged me to tell any and every other woman I meet who might benefit from this.

    Thanks so much, Mimi -- I know this was a real bright spot in my week for me, and I'm sure for others as well.

    Traci
  • bfbear
    bfbear Member Posts: 380
    TraciInLA said:

    Me, too!
    I'm not much of a phone person, so I emailed Laurie -- she was very gracious, and happy to make the arrangements by email. I got the Jasmine Hot Pink. And she urged me to tell any and every other woman I meet who might benefit from this.

    Thanks so much, Mimi -- I know this was a real bright spot in my week for me, and I'm sure for others as well.

    Traci

    Mimi...
    Just wanted to say that I think you're FANTASTIC! :-)

    Love ya,
    Debi
  • susie09
    susie09 Member Posts: 2,930
    bfbear said:

    Mimi...
    Just wanted to say that I think you're FANTASTIC! :-)

    Love ya,
    Debi

    Thank you for this Mimi!
    Thank you for this Mimi! You have helped so many by posting this!
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
    susie09 said:

    Thank you for this Mimi!
    Thank you for this Mimi! You have helped so many by posting this!

    Mimi, this is so nice of you
    Mimi, this is so nice of you to post this.

    And, you look so pretty in your new picture!
  • Kylez
    Kylez Member Posts: 3,761 Member

    Mimi, this is so nice of you
    Mimi, this is so nice of you to post this.

    And, you look so pretty in your new picture!

    This thread has some good
    This thread has some good websites too Vicki for headcovers.


    ♥Kylez♥
  • jnl
    jnl Member Posts: 3,869 Member
    Kylez said:

    This thread has some good
    This thread has some good websites too Vicki for headcovers.


    ♥Kylez♥

    This has a good site for the
    This has a good site for the newbies that might be just losing their hair. Also, heavenlyhats.com is a good site. It is run by a kid. Great story!

    Leeza
  • susie09
    susie09 Member Posts: 2,930
    Kayla1 said:

    Mimi,
    Thank you so much for

    Mimi,
    Thank you so much for sharing this awesome program. I lost my hair a month ago and work so I have been looking for as many scarves as I can, I find my wig too warm due to the hot flashes. I am heading for the web site right now. I believe the quote "Look Good Feel Better" truly works and I look forward to dressing up my head every morning before heading to work.
    Thank you again!!!!!
    K

    I think there are some new
    I think there are some new bc survivors on that could use this information.
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
    jnl said:

    This has a good site for the
    This has a good site for the newbies that might be just losing their hair. Also, heavenlyhats.com is a good site. It is run by a kid. Great story!

    Leeza

    Robin and to a few other
    Robin and to a few other newbies, this is a good site to go to. Hope it helps you some!

    Hugs
  • whichwitch
    whichwitch Member Posts: 42
    I did this for my sister and
    I did this for my sister and she is helping her pick out something that she would like. a million thank you for turning me on to this and my sister is ever so thankful. bless you a million times for sharing this information
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143

    I did this for my sister and
    I did this for my sister and she is helping her pick out something that she would like. a million thank you for turning me on to this and my sister is ever so thankful. bless you a million times for sharing this information

    collage of hats
    Hey, maybe everyone who receives these scarves and headwraps could post pictures of themselves wearing them. I could print them out and make a kind of collage to send to Laurie. I'm sure she would like to see her handiwork making so many people happy. Good idea?

    Mimi
  • susie09
    susie09 Member Posts: 2,930
    mimivac said:

    collage of hats
    Hey, maybe everyone who receives these scarves and headwraps could post pictures of themselves wearing them. I could print them out and make a kind of collage to send to Laurie. I'm sure she would like to see her handiwork making so many people happy. Good idea?

    Mimi

    That is a good idea! Love
    That is a good idea! Love your pic Mimi!