VIM & VIGR Knocks Out Breast Cancer with NBCF

October 26, 2016 1 Comment

VIM & VIGR Knocks Out Breast Cancer with NBCF

When VIM & VIGR founder, Michelle Huie, was 15, she lost her mother to breast cancer. Unfortunately, this isn’t uncommon – according to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc (NBCF), 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lives, meaning that almost everyone reading this knows one or more people who have experienced this disease. For Michelle and our team here at VIM & VIGR, this is unacceptable. Our mission is to improve the health and happiness of women everywhere, and this was a cause that we were determined to get involved in.

So we did.

This year we were incredibly excited to launch two limited edition Ribbons compression socks, as well as a partnership with NBCF! This organization works to help and inspire hope in those affected by breast cancer through early detection (including providing FREE mammograms to women across all 50 states), education and support services – pretty amazing, if you ask us. We’ve been donating $5 of every pair of Ribbons socks purchased to help support NBCF’s efforts, and have already surpassed $10,000 (and counting)! This partnership will aid in keeping women across the country on their feet and educated about their health, and we couldn’t be happier. 

Our Ribbons compression socks are made with premium cotton, offering a 15-20 mmHg compression level and are available in White & Pink and Black & Pink styles. Join us in supporting and inspiring all those affected by breast cancer!





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Kelly
Kelly

July 05, 2017

Awesome philanthropic work! Just bought a pair to support the cause!

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Sizing, Fabric & Compression Levels Guide

Size Chart:

We have a different sizing chart depending on the type of compression garment. Please consider your foot and calf circumference when choosing your size.

If you're in between sizes, ask yourself a few questions:
What is my body type? Will I be more comfortable in a size up or down? Take your body type into consideration when choosing a size especially if you're in between sizes.

VIM & VIGR Size Chart

 

 

 

Fabric Collections:

NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Excellent for athletic use
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 82% Nylon/18% Spandex

MOISTURE-WICK NYLON

  • 400 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Moisture-wicking fabric to draw sweat and moisture off of the skin
  • Multi-dimensional weave allows for breathability
  • Composition: 75% Moisture-wick polyester/13% Nylon/12% Spandex

COTTON

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and premium cotton
  • Composition: 48% Cotton/42% Nylon/10% Spandex

MERINO WOOL

  • 200 needle-count for flexibility and comfort
  • Natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties
  • High-quality double covered elastic fibers and fine Merino wool
  • Light-cushioned sole
  • Composition: 40% Merino wool/45% Nylon/15% Spandex

Garment Care:

Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.

Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.

Compression Levels:

Compression garments are made in a variety of support levels, each of which is designed to address different needs. These levels are most commonly expressed in millimeters of mercury (abbreviated as mmHg). Generally, graduated compression is displayed in ranges. The higher the numerical value, the stronger the support level indicated. For example, a 20-30 mmHg garment will offer more support and feel tighter than a 15-20 mmHg garment.

All of VIM & VIGR’s products are offered in 15-20 mmHg compression level and select styles are available in 20-30 mmHg.

VIM & VIGR Compression Levels

How to put on compression socks:

Slip your arm into the sock until your fingers reach the toes. Your palm should be resting in the sock's heel. 

Starting at the cuff, fold the sock over until it meets the heel. Make sure to fold the sock onto itself.

With the sock still inverted, pull the foot of the sock firmly onto your foot. Make sure your toes are securely in the toe pocket. Starting with the cuff, gradually roll the sock up.

Adjust so that your heel is properly positioned in the heel pocket and the cuff sits below the knee. Make sure the cuff is not pulled up too high.