Getting ‘abreast’ of October

2015-10-20 06:00
Think pink with Faye Blumenfeld and Gina Bertolotti.

Think pink with Faye Blumenfeld and Gina Bertolotti. Photo: supplied

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OCTOBER marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a month that, for many, is a way of celebrating survivors and educating the public about this disease.

Satin Candy is a quaint, classy retail lingerie outlet with stores in Durban North and Kloof which is owned by Sandra Thomas, who is not only passionate about women finding the perfect fit, it also keeps those who have experienced breast-related illnesses close at heart.

Satin Candy stocks everything from bras to sleepwear and underwear to bra accessories, however, Thomas has introduced a number of new products to Satin Candy outlets that specifically cater for women who have undergone a mastectomy or other breast procedures as traditional breast prosthetics are typically expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable and they usually need special bras or camisoles with pockets.

Satin Candy is the official distributor of the Knitted Knockers kit, a special hand-knitted breast prosthesis. They are soft, comfortable, attractive and when placed in a regular bra, take the shape and feel of a real breast. They can also be adjusted to fill the gap for breasts that are uneven and easily adapted for those going through reconstruction by simply removing some of the stuffing. If you are interested in knitting for us, the Knitted Knockers kit costs R50 from both stores. Once knitted, bring your pair to us to distribute, free of charge.

However, if one prefers a silicone prosthetic, Satin Candy provides a silicone Add A Size which retails for R350. They are especially adapted bras to include pockets for women who have undergone breast surgery. For more information, phone Satin Candy on 031 764 5541 (Kloof) or 031 564 4042 (Durban North). - Supplied

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