Andrea Farrell was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36 years old. This Pensacola, Florida mom had to undergo a double mastectomy. After her mastectomy, Andrea found it difficult to feel comfortable in a traditional bra, so she took matters into her own hands and designed a 'recovery bra.'
After 2 1/2 years and countless prototypes later, Blush Life Apparel was born.
The bras come in blush, nude and black color options.
I just want to help women feel beautiful and comfortable as they're healing and surviving throughout their process.
The bras are made of soft and supportive fabric infused with seaweed extract, which is believed to have healing properties. "My hope for the line is that every woman that goes through a mastectomy or a lumpectomy or radiation, or even chemotherapy could all leave and have one of these garments," said Andrea.
The bras have a zip closure on the front so women can put them on and take them off without having to have help. They can also be worn by women recovering from breast augmentation. A portion of the proceeds from each bra goes to organizations fighting breast cancer, like the American Cancer Society.