Founder Mike McGregor conceptualized Janesi Comfort when his late wife and high school sweetheart, Jo, was diagnosed and hospitalized with an accelerated liver condition. While awaiting transplant surgery, she was issued a standard gown that met institutional budgets and physician accessibility but ignored her humanity.
While fighting to recover, she was forced to abandon comfort, dignity and personal identity. The items that came into direct contact with her skin that could have been a shield were instead sterile and impersonal during a time when she needed comfort and support the most. Mike created Janesi Comfort to solve this pain point for others.
Mike is thrilled to announce a partnership between Janesi Comfort and Flashes of Hope. For over a decade he has been donating his team's services to give professional portraits to kids fighting childhood cancer. Now, for every robe purchased Janesi Comfort will help to financially support shoots across the nation.
Since 2001, Flashes of Hope has hosted free, monthly professional photo shoots at 120 partner hospitals and special events, nationwide giving families an enduring image of their child’s courage, beauty and dignity. The photo shoots and portraits offer patients an experience that helps to restore their identity and self-esteem that is often lost to the disease and treatment regimen. Along with the photo shoot, patients are given gift bags with comfort and distraction items to address the monotony and isolation of an extended hospitalization. For too many families, though, the portrait is the last one of their child. Beginning in 2009, we have held special events to raise over $6 million to fund lab research of rare and underfunded pediatric cancers, offering families hope for the future.
Naming the brand Janesi Comfort, a blend of Jo’s name and “anesi” the Greek word for comfort is a constant reminder of our origin story and our core values.
Janesi Comfort is for those that seek to improve the quality of life for their loved ones.
We bring the beauty of life and luxury into the hospital. It is for those that want to make a difference.
How can we maximize comfort without compromising practicality?
At Janesi Comfort, we put together the best fashion designers with the most innovative health care providers so style and function work in tandem.
We work directly with our hospital partner to ensure our products follow their standards and facilitate medical attention and access.
We do this all while keeping patient well-being at the forefront; creating silhouettes that complement the figure, create versatility, enhance comfort and add a touch of elegance to the hospital setting.
Our patient-first products are crafted so your loved one can put their best foot forward during and after treatment.
How can we create innovations that keep our products patient focused while also nurturing the environment?
We partner with ethical factories that follow eco-standards and pay their workers a living wage.
Our production and packaging is virgin plastic-free. All of our packaging is biodegradable and delivered using a carbon-neutral shipping company – closing the loop.