The Raynaud’s Association is pleased to recognize the following companies whose financial contributions help support our mission in serving the needs of Raynaud’s sufferers:
2K Innovations Inc. (View Products)
2K Innovations Inc. was formed to provide unique product solutions that help make life’s battles a little more comfortable, simpler and more fun.
The Volt™ heated indoor/outdoor slipper was developed as a personal challenge to the founder of 2K Innovations. He was looking to create a solution for those who suffer from cold feet, particularly the founder’s mom and others with Raynaud’s. Actively involved in the heated clothing industry for the past decade, he has been focused on developing products that help keep motorcyclists, our military and outdoor enthusiasts warm. But none of these products were particularly suited for a woman in her late fifties who just needed a simple solution to help keep her feet warm with something that was easy to use, reliable and worked as advertised. With his mother as inspiration, he made this his mission in forming 2K Innovations.
Agloves (View Products)
Touch screens are becoming more popular, and screens on these mobile devices are capacitive, that means touch screen displays rely on the natural bioelectricity in the skin to detect where the user is touching on the screen. It also means that they generally cannot be used with a mechanical stylus or a gloved hand.
The founders of Agloves recognized the conductive power of silver – the most electrically conductive metal, and invented a lightweight glove made with silver-coated nylon fibers knitted into a comfortable fabric that puts the conductivity back in your touch. The product offers a comfortable glove that’s light and flexible, helps to maintain natural body heat, and protects hands when texting, emailing, or browsing the web on mobile devices in cold temperatures – a great solution for Raynaud’s sufferers.
Agloves 1035 Pearl Street Suite 400 Boulder, CO 80302 www.agloves.com
CnL Paca Farm (View Products)
CnL Paca Farm is a small alpaca farm located near Keuka Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State. For Chris and Lisa McNinch, Founders of CnL Paca Farm, the inspiration to become “fiber farmers” started in 2005 when a surprise gift of alpaca socks greatly helped reduce the symptoms of Raynaud’s in Lisa’s toes. They now have a herd of 40 animals with a growing fiber business.
Alpaca is a great natural fiber. It is warmer than wool without being bulky and is as soft and luxurious as cashmere. It naturally wicks moisture and is even fire retardant to a certain degree. Alpacas are a very eco-friendly animals, as they are very gentle on the earth, and the processing of their fiber does not require any harsh chemicals.
CnL Paca offers a variety of alpaca products from socks and scarves to yarn and fiber for spinning. Many of the farm’s products are made right at the farm. CnL Paca carries several brands of alpaca socks, all of which have been personally tested for warmth and durability.
Helios Health Products, LLC (View Products)
Helios is dedicated to helping people with all natural pain relief solutions. All of their products are 100% natural. The company motto is “any topical product you apply to your skin should be safe enough to put into your mouth”, so be assured all Helios products are safe to apply.
ProNeema™ (View Products)
Over 5,000 years ago, our ancestors knew that the oil from the Neem Tree provided special medicinal powers to cure a wide variety of ailments. ProNeema was developed in 2005 by a pharmacist to help leverage the healing powers of Neem Oil in preventing foot complications in patients with diabetes.
Given the fact that ProNeema also contains an ingredient (L-Arginine) that can help increase circulation, along with peppermint oil, which helps reduce pain, the manufacturer realized the potential benefits ProNeema could offer to Raynaud’s sufferers and is a long-standing supporter of the Raynaud’s Association.
Skin Specialties LLCP.O. Box 860608 Shawnee, KS 66286-0608 USA (800) 510-3192 http://www.proneema.com
Wristies, Inc. (View Products)
On a cold and snowy winter’s day, 10 year old KK Gregory was out building a snow fort when her wrists started to hurt because they were cold and wet. She remedied the problem by creating the first pair of Wristies, wearing them under her coat and mittens. She tried out her novel and unique creation on her scout troop who encouraged her to make more. Further encouraged by her mom and dad to see herself as an inventor, KK applied for a patent, trademarked the name Wristies, and started her own small company!
From Wristies®’ beginning in 1994 on the dining room table. it grew to take over the living room, kitchen table, basement, upstairs bedroom, loft, and garage. Now, located in a renovated cotton mill in Lowell, Massachusetts, Wristies are produced in a more traditional manufacturing environment. The company keeps growing with a whole lot of help from its best resource, its customers! Wristies is grateful for all of the feedback, ideas, and suggestions for new markets and products from its loyal and supportive customers. Thinking back to the advice KK gave during her interview on Oprah, if you have a good idea, “go for it!,” we continue to develop Wristies to its fullest.