Pear Compression is redefining compression garments, and after nearly two years of planning and product design, the company launched its first line of maternity compression socks in July.
Founder Emily MacArthur, a 23-year-old entrepreneur who grew up in Nova Scotia and graduated in neuroscience with a minor in commerce at Dalhousie University, says the inspiration for the product line came from research. of compression socks for a family member who was expecting at the time and experiencing swelling.
“[She] was advised by her doctor to wear compression socks to help reduce the swelling she experienced in her ankles and calves, which was worse when traveling, ”says MacArthur. “But to our surprise, almost all of the compression socks were extremely uncomfortable, itchy, too tight, and only found in colors and styles that weren’t cute or flattering.”
With this achievement, Pear Compression set out to design the perfect compression sock (as MacArthur calls it, the #PerfectPear) – a product that doesn’t require wearers to sacrifice style or comfort. The young CEO went on to successfully launch the wearable wellness business during one of the most trivial times of the 21st century.
MacArthur notes that the company’s mission from the very beginning was to “help women enjoy the health benefits of wearable wellness with cute and comfortable compression socks. Creating trendy compression garments means that women no longer have to sacrifice comfort or style in order to minimize or prevent some of the less comfortable aspects of pregnancy.
“Some of the benefits of wearing Pear Compression socks throughout your pregnancy and after childbirth are reduced pain and swelling, increased energy and prevention of varicose veins,” says MacArthur. “Many of our clients have also reported that they wore their compression socks throughout the delivery process – claiming that significant water retention and swelling occurs within 48 hours during and after the birth. childbirth. “
Pear compression socks can also be worn for everyday comfort and relief during travel, work routines (especially those that require sitting or standing for long periods of time) and to minimize symptoms associated with edema. , deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and varicose veins. They can also be worn by people who want to add compression to their recovery after exercise.
Since its launch, MacArthur says Pear Compression has received an “overwhelmingly positive response” from customers regarding the brand’s beautiful packaging and the comfort and design of all-day socks. Comfort and quality come from the production that takes place – from start to finish – in Brescia, Italy.
While some brands of compression socks do not advertise their manufacturing processes, Pear Compression is “extremely proud” to be able to say that its production of compression socks takes place in Italy. “[with a company] renowned for their uncompromising quality and attention to detail, and most importantly, their safe and ethical working standards and conditions.
The brand is also passionate about supporting the small family-owned compression sock manufacturing company that makes its products. Pear Compression supported the company during the more difficult financial times of the pandemic when it would otherwise have had fewer business opportunities.
“After researching the global market for months, we are delighted to have found this incredible company whose standards of corporate social responsibility are aligned with ours,” shares MacArthur.
“The quality and design of Pear Compression socks cannot be matched. As MacArthur says, it’s easy to see why when you look at the standard of his company’s products.
Pear Compression Socks are made from materials certified to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX. This means the materials are verified to be free of azo dyes, formaldehyde, phthalates, and other chemicals known to be carcinogenic or otherwise harmful.
“The use of highly specialized textile machines dedicated solely to compression socks and the in-house production of sustainable and recyclable fibers ensure that every aspect of Pear compression socks has been carefully designed and cared for in the Italian style. “
If you’ve ever worn traditional compression socks, you will know that they don’t fit you like a dream. Pear Compression wants this to be a thing of the past, which is why the company uses Advanced compression technology to provide stretch where it’s needed while gradually compressing the foot and leg so it’s never too tight in a specific area.
“Pear Compression socks have enough elasticity that they’re easy to put on and take off (which is extremely important during pregnancy), and they’re super soft and itch-free, making them extremely comfortable,” notes MacArthur. The sock’s outer seams ensure that circulation is also not cut off near the toes.
The socks, which are currently available in four styles, have been customized to provide “the most even, wearable compression.”
MacArthur shares that the goal of Pear Compression, consistent with its mission, is to help provide women and parents with useful resources for pregnancy, postpartum, parenting, and other useful topics relating to the health of women. women in general.
The company is currently at the start of a long-term partnership with Mamas for Mamas, a non-profit organization founded in British Columbia in 2015. Ongoing support to individuals and families facing various struggles related to poverty ” , MacArthur said.
“Mamas for Mamas emphasizes the importance of kindness as a bargaining chip, and this is demonstrated by their various programs across Canada. These programs are ultimately a foundation for a community of caregivers and volunteers who support each other by helping those in need access useful and needed resources.
Pear Compression co-founder said that being able to “contribute and support such an incredible cause has been one of our greatest aspirations within the company. [to date]. “
Pear Compression works primarily as a Shopify platform, but it has also started selling to maternity-focused retailers, women’s wellness retailers, and specialist maternity-focused clinics. The brand is always looking to partner with more retailers and clinics and encourage interested people to connect.
To learn more and purchase the entire Pear Compression collection, visit pearcompression.com.