SleekSleeves (SleekSleeves.com) today announced two new partnerships with internationally based medical boutiques. BodyMed Boutique, Ontario, Canada, and Malliah, Tokyo, Japan, have both committed to selling SleekSleeves products in their respective countries. While SleekSleeves currently ships all over the world, the agreements make it easier for consumers in Canada and Japan to access the product line.
SleekSleeves’ line of colorful fabric covers offer fashion and function to individuals facing medical and orthopedic challenges. “Listening to our end users and their support teams has informed our product development and distribution decisions,” said Beth Mokas of SleekSleeves. “When customers take the time to write you thank you notes, and ask for brochures to share with their Cancer Centers, you know you’re moving in the right direction. This year, we’ve seen a steep uptick in international sales, with the UK, Canada, Japan and Australia leading the pack. Retailers in these countries have been asking to sell our products for over a year and we feel that it’s the right time to extend our international reach.”
Retailers from many countries have contacted SleekSleeves seeking to distribute the medical fashion line. “More and more of our customers are asking for SleekSleeves,” said Barb Daize-Mason, owner of the BodyMed Boutique. “In my nursing career I saw the true needs of patients with cancer and offer only products that make a difference in their daily lives. SleekSleeves give my customers the confidence of knowing they are securely covered and looking good at the same time." The BodyMed Boutique will now offer a full range of children’s and adult size Arm Bands for covering PICC Lines.
Malia Nakashima, owner of Malliah, also cited customer demand as the reason she sought to carry SleekSleeves in her catalog. "We are a Medical Apparel & Accessory Retailer in Japan and many of our customers were asking us to carry the SleekSleeves product line. Customers tell us they love the look and feel of the fabrics and are more comfortable going out in public with their PICC Line securely covered,” Nakashima said.
Offered in 18 solid, print and lace fabrics, SleekSleeves medical fashion products cover PICC Lines, OmniPods, orthopedic braces and more. Among the newest items in the line are Kimmies, Tie-to-Fit Head Scarves, and Bandeaus for face, neck and head coverage.