Time heals all wounds, but apparently, beauty does so too. Beaufort, a new Leuven-based company founded by Lotte Martens and Robin Ibens, adds beauty to orthopedic socks and bandages.
Lotte Martens presented her second product line next to the DIY collection. The new line was named Beaufort and banks on the positive effect beauty has in the healing process of lymphedema. Lymphedema is a condition where localised swelling of the arms and/or legs is caused by cancer treatment. Orthopedic socks are a part of the treatment against this condition, but rarely worn because of their ugliness. That is where Beaufort comes in: by adding beauty to orthopedic socks, the therapy compliance increases, causing a positive effect on the patients’ physical and mental condition.
In a testimonial on Beaufort’s website, Lisa, a patient testing one of the orthopaedic socks, mentions:
“My new sock is like a piece of jewellery. People no longer ask me how I’m feeling in terms of illness, but they notice the beauty on my arm and address it. It’s been quite a while since I’ve enjoyed going outside this much.”