GetJanes

Wellness Gowns

Soft and Secure

Hospital stays, mammograms, and other medical exams are nerve-racking. And wearing a faded, paper-thin hospital gown doesn’t help. Janes are a thoughtful upgrade to the genderless, one-size-fits-all johnny.

Cozy and modest, Janes’ warm, lightweight knit fabric and wrap closure keep you covered up and comfortable. They are even
stylish and functional enough for everyday use—stepping out of the shower, lounging at home, going to the spa, and breastfeeding, too.

Founder Sharon Linder watched her mom and sisters battle breast cancer, through many hospital stays and procedures. She was all too familiar with demoralizing hospital johnnies, and set out to provide women with a stylish, more uplifting alternative.

When Sharon was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2012, her work creating Janes became even more meaningful. She was glad to bring her robe to appointments and wants women everywhere to know they can do the same.

Janes are Made in the USA and the company donates 2% of its proceeds to fund mammograms for underserved women. Treat yourself or the woman in your life to a comfortable robe, and more dignity in the exam room.
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  • Sharon
    Sharon

    Hi everyone! I'm Sharon, the founder of GetJanes. I know you'll love our soft, spa-like wellness gowns. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have.

  • christopher
    christopher
    2/23/2015 12:53 PM

    unfortunately for the last year I've been in the hospital/dr.s appointments for the first time in my life. I refuse to wear the "gowns" they offer. I'm a big guy, and even the large ones are extremely embarrassing, especially when you have to transfer to another room. PLEASE, make this for a large man! thank you!

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 1:03 PM

    @christopher I am so sorry to hear about your recent health problems. Our mission is to come to the aid of women, however, the men in our lives deserve the same dignity. My hope is to be able to address that need in the near future. Thank you for your comments.

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • neil
    neil
    2/23/2015 1:36 PM

    @Sharon add me to the list when you do expand the line to large guy sized products

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 2:34 PM

    @neil Will do!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    2/23/2015 12:58 PM

    No views from behind?? Photos showing how it wraps would be useful. Does this open in back like a hospital gown? Does it have to be unwrapped to provide access for health care staff? How does this gown differ from regular wrap-style robes?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/23/2015 1:30 PM

    Hi Jennifer, it opens in front but actually ties from the side. How much it needs to be unwrapped would largely depend on the health care staff's need for care. In terms of how it differs from regular wrap-style robes, it is made a with durable, spa-like waffle weave knit fabric. I'm sure Sharon has more specifics on the differences.

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 2:45 PM

    @Mike and Jennifer, Janes are completely closed in the back and offer total coverage. Janes differ from a traditional gown by being made of a soft, warm and forgiving knitted waffle weave material. Ori ginally made for commercial use, they are extremely durable. The longer ties on Janes were designed to make them easy to reach and fasten. Janes have been endorsed by several medical professionals, their comments can be viewed on the GetJanes website. Hope that helps to answer your questions.

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn
    2/23/2015 4:12 PM

    @Sharon Is there a tie on the inside of the gown?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/23/2015 4:32 PM

    Hi Kathryn, yes there is in case you would like a little more security when wearing the gown.

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 4:42 PM

    @Mike and Kathryn, Yes there is an inside tie that offers added security. The ties on Janes were designed to be slightly longer and therefore are easy to hold and use. Hope that helps to answer your question!

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • Linda
    Linda
    2/23/2015 1:00 PM

    Yet again, the plus size woman has no options. Take the color they offer, no choice. Why is that? Why is it so difficult to offer the same options the smaller sizes have?

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 1:47 PM

    @Linda Thank you for your comments. Janes do fit up to size 4x and many women have told me they are a generous 4x because they are made of a soft waffle weave knit material. The plan is to offer Janes size 2 in the same colors options in the very near future. Actually we are waiting for a shipment from our manufacturer. Having said that, the trim on the current gown is the same as the size one coral and the deeper color is very nice. Hope that helps!

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • Heidi
    Heidi
    2/23/2015 1:02 PM

    Have you considered a snap shoulder? they wouldn't let us wear them here because you can't change without snaps or removing the IV

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 1:53 PM

    @Heidi Your comments are very accurate. Janes were originally designed as an outpatient examination gown...not meant for a long stay in the hospital. Many women take them to the hospital without a problem, but with an IV , a gown should have snaps. Possibly 'Hospital Janes' in the future. How nice would that be!

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • Susan
    Susan
    2/23/2015 1:23 PM

    Any chance on designing one for pregnant women to use while laboring? A standard gown will ride up in the front because of the Belly Factor. I'm a doula and would love to see these available for laboring women. Thanks!

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 1:56 PM

    @Susan Janes are very generously sized and with the advantage of longer ties quite adjustable. I have sold Janes to several Doulas. Again, thank you for your interest.

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • myra
    myra
    2/23/2015 1:41 PM

    Dear Sharon: I am a small woman, and they don't carry small examination gowns either. Please consider a petite size so us ladies are not dragging around with our gowns on the floor and our boobs out the front of the gown.

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 2:03 PM

    @myra I hear you! Originally designed for breast health centers and other hospital based facilities...the commercial laundry dictated the 2 size rule. Having said that, both my daughters are petite and stylish. They use Janes and seem to cinch them up...looking covered and very chic. Hope that helps!

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • JAYMIE
    JAYMIE
    2/23/2015 2:14 PM

    I like this. I'm a plus size (18-20) & don't see why color options are a big deal, since this coral is almost neutral. I think one could use it to cover hospital gowns since most hospitals don't offer patient showers & it's difficult taking bird baths. EKGs & other procedures leave behind goopy messes that I wouldn't want on this gown. And, if your heart needs monitoring, you need a central chest pocket for the device.

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 2:33 PM

    @JAYMIE Great observation. I must share with you that I was recently in the hospital with an irregular heartbeat. Although it was not life threatening, because the Doctors needed to regulate the medicine I was given, I needed to stay for 4 days. Wearing a Jane, during that time I was given a heart monitor, had an IV and had numerous EKG's. The nurses liked the privacy the Jane provided as opposed to the total exposure of lowering the traditional gown from the shoulder snaps. As for the telemetry pocket for the monitor...I used the pocket on my Jane. The nurses and I agreed that I should put a slit on the robe side of the pocket....allowing for the monitor to fit more easily into the pocket on the Jane. They were concerned with the goop from the EKG...we ended up just wiping it off with a towel and all was fine. Although, I had an IV the entire time, it was only used for medication and did not cause a problem. In this case, the benefits definitely outweighed the negatives.

    Thank you for you astute observations!

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • Patricia M
    Patricia M
    2/23/2015 6:59 PM

    I am assuming it could not be worn backwards - to accommodate epidural steroid injections? Despite the fact I'm petite - the back is always hanging open when I'm being helped out to sit down for awhile. Thank you. Patty

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 7:31 PM

    @Patricia M Janes cannot be worn backwards. Not sure what to suggest...wish I had a solution to your problem.

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • Marci
    Marci
    2/23/2015 7:24 PM

    This is fabulous! Great idea...when you get more plus size in, I will buy as a Mother's Day gift!

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 7:34 PM

    @Marci What a nice comment and perfect way to end the day! Thank you! We look forward to hearing from you again soon.

    Be well,

    Sharon

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    2/23/2015 8:18 PM

    I'm thinking about this as a birthday gift for my mom. Since it'll be a new idea for her to bring a gown, I'm wondering about the logistics of bringing it to an appointment. Specifically, do women tend to bring this in their handbag or just throw it over their shoulder?

  • Sharon
    Sharon – Special Guest
    2/23/2015 9:34 PM

    @Patrick What thoughtful gift! She will be thrilled. Every Jane comes with it's own cinch bag. I leave my Jane in it's bag in the car...much like I do my reusable grocery bags. When I have any kind of medical appointment I bring my Jane with me folded in the little bag. Nurses and Doctors love Janes. Your Mom will not only feel warm and covered she will also feel very special. Once your Mom wears her Jane, she will not want to take it off. She will love you all the more for such a sweet gift!

    Be well,

    Sharon

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