Theya Healthcare secures €665,000 funding
Funds will be used to aid US expansion
Theya Healthcare founder Ciara Donlon.
A clothes maker for the healthcare sector has secured €665,000 in funding, it said on Monday, facilitating its expansion into the US market.
The company is known for its post-surgery lingerie range, designed primarily for use by breast cancer patients, which currently retails across Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the US.
Theya also signed a deal with the Greenhealth Exchange, a US purchasing co-operative which sources high quality products for its members. The move will see Theya become a preferred supplier to 11 US healthcare systems including Mayo Clinic.
Launched in 2015, Theya uses a fabric mix made from bamboo, a material it says is ideal for post-operative products as it is anti-bacterial, breathable, 59 per cent more absorbent than cotton and extremely soft.