Business description

THEYA Healthcare is an Irish manufacturing company, founded by entrepreneur Ciara Donlon, which began trading in 2015. Theya Healthcare creates unique bamboo underwear for women after surgery, that physically and emotionally soothes and heals. Patient well-being is at the very centre of our design process. We combine input from patients with insight from the medical community to create garments that encourage healing and respond perfectly to the needs of the wearer.

Products and services

THEYA Healthcare’s flagship range of post surgery bras and briefs was primarily designed for use by women undergoing treatment for breast cancer. The seam, tag and wire free design of the product offers a new level of comfort to patients. The unique bamboo mix fabric used in the range has been independently tested by UCD School of Engineering and has proven to be highly anti-bacterial as well having better wicking and absorbency than 100% cotton.

In a clinical trial on patient experience, THEYA Healthcare’s range of post surgery bras significantly outperformed competing products in particular in relation to Body Image, Quality of Life and Pain Levels.

Value proposition

Patient centric design
The woman at the centre of all design developments

Fabric that supports healing
Super soft Antibacterial More absorbent than cotton
Faster at drawing moisture from skin than cotton

Improved Comfort
super soft fabric that doesn't irritate no tags, seams or wires elastic free, longer band front opening for ease of aftercare

Design that prevents complications
dual adjustments accommodates swelling and compression band that does not interfere with drains higher underarms for support in case of lymph node removal

Improved Body Image
Clinical trial showed THEYA Healthcare bras improved body image by 8.5%, whereas competing bras decreased it by 9.5% during 4 weeks recovery

Standards and certificates

  • ISO 9001 ISO 13485 Class 1 Medical Device

Key partners

• Enterprise Ireland
• University College Dublin
• NovaUCD
• AIB Bank
• MAS Innovation
• TopTie
• Breast Cancer Care
• The Marie Keating Foundation
• Coppafeel

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