In a workshop early this year, cancer survivors were asked to do some writing about their experiences, and chose one word that expressed their philosophy after being diagnosed and going through treatment.
This chosen word was what they would like to send as a gift to others.
The VIM & VIGR team chose the work of Suzanne Melina-K, and the word “Willingness” as the inspiration for our new cotton compression sock, "Lily."
“Emotional health is such an important part of healing, and we’re happy to be partnering with two organizations that put such an emphasis on this step,” said Michelle Huie, founder and president of VIM & VIGR. “Supporting this cause means a lot to me because my mother passed away from breast cancer when I was 15 years old. VIM & VIGR is honored to support both Living Art of Montana and National Breast Cancer Foundation and hopes this campaign will lead to increased awareness and assist in finding a cure for breast cancer.”
A portion of all sales from the Lily sock will be donated to Living Art of Montana, and to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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.
Machine wash after each wear, delicate and cold.
Air dry is preferred to maintain the elasticity and quality of fabrics.
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.
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.