The Accidental Entrepreneur

Owner & founder of CastCoverz!, Annette Giacomazzi, started out just like any other empathetic mom… wanting to make her daughter’s 6th broken bone a little more bearable. Annette began creating cute & fun covers for Elli’s casts, which quickly evolved into slings, seasonally themed cast covers– you name it! The ideas just kept coming!  Friends and family are supposed to “ooh” and “aah” and be supportive of an injured child or a mom with an idea.  But, it’s when strangers stopped them on the street that Annette had her “AHA!” moment and CastCoverz! was born.

First, Annette’s family contributed as the hands and feet of the business, out of their home.  The first employees even worked out of their home!  Eventually, CastCoverz! expanded to a warehouse that required a full team of sewists, shippers and customer service gems! Having found a unique niche in the orthopedic retail market, Annette created a flourishing business.

Fast forward 13 years, CastCoverz! is now the largest online retailer for orthopedic products and has earned its title by providing fun & functional products to comfort orthopedic patients. We are proud to have served hundreds of thousands of customers and retailers around the world.

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Our customers are the heart & soul of our success! We LOVE seeing how CastCoverz! has helped you Feel Better so you can Heal Better! Share your family-friendly stories with us at cs@castcoverz.com for a chance to be featured on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/castcoverz)

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Questions about sizing or custom cast covers? Give us a call 1-800-CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268)

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Waterproof your summer, even in a cast: Meet DryPro!

Imagine you’ve been preparing for the best ever summer vacation full of sun and surf or waterparkDryPro standards and watermelons.  But, just days before, you or someone you love breaks a bone.  So you call out to friends and family with an SOS:  Save Our Summer!   Don’t worry, waterproof cast covers to the rescue!  Tens of thousands of summer vacations are saved with DryPro, the industry standard in waterproof protection.  Yes, you can swim with your cast on!  DryPro can be used in the pool, at the beach, even down a waterslide or jet skiing! Check out our DryPro for Arms and our DryPro for Legs, for children AND adults.

The CastCoverz!™ advantage:

  • Only BRAND NEW, NEVER USED products are shipped
  • FREE Stockinette with every DryPro purchase
  • Every size in stock
  • Same Day Shipping (orders received before 3:30 p.m. PST M-F; before 12:00 Sat.)
  • Overnight delivery options available
  • Sizing and product questions answered by friendly people (right here in our office, in California!)

As with any purchase, there are situations where a waterproof cast cover won’t work. When in doubt, please call our office, 1(800)CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268).

As your one-stop orthopedic shop, we also carry the CastCooler, which stops the itch and smell of hot, sticky casts; and arm cast covers and leg cast covers in hundreds of fabric choices, which stop the snagging and scratching and keeps your cast clean!   CastCoverz!, America’s #1 Trusted Brand.  

Please contact us at 1(800)CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268) or cs@castcoverz.com

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July 4th Fireworks – 10 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe

 

Are you planning on lighting fireworks or doing sparklers with your children this July 4th?  Many people think sparklers are safe, but they can be just as dangerous as large fireworks, especially for small children.

Children, age five and younger, make up 1/3 of all firework injuries each year.  Their little arms are just too short to hold on to a sparkler!  Did you know a sparkler burns at more than 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, which can cause third degree burns?  Sparklers can also light clothing on fire.  Safe Kids Worldwide recommends young children use glow sticks as a safe alternative to sparklers.

If you choose to light fireworks or use sparklers at home, please be responsible about which fireworks you buy and discuss the dangers with your children.

10 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe:

  1. Have an adult supervise all fireworks & sparkler activities at all times
  2. All participants should wear loose clothing and never carry fireworks in any pocket
  3. The firework lighter should always wear eye protection
  4. Light fireworks outdoors and away from buildings, cars, & dry brush
  5. Fireworks should be lit one at a time
  6. Never try to re-ignite fireworks that don’t light the first time
  7. Do not experiment with homemade fireworks
  8. Keep a bucket of water nearby for emergencies
  9. If someone is injured, immediately go to the hospital.  If an eye injury occurs, do not allow the injured to touch or rub their eye, this may cause more damage
  10. Always remember to follow the fireworks laws in your area

The best thing you can do to protect your children is to not use any fireworks, of course!  Try attending a public fireworks display this year and leave the lighting to the professionals!

Happy 4th of July!

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CastCoverz! celebrates the USA!

When our 7 year old broke her leg on July 2nd, I had the ER doc wrap her long leg cast in red, then white, then blue casting tape. Creative, right?  Instead of showing her patriotism, she looked like a barber pole. But, that was before CastCoverz! was born. We’ve made it much easier for you to show your patriotism!

CastCoverz! keeps you covered in RED, WHITE & BLUE, as you honor the Land of the FREE because of the BRAVE!

From machine-washable fabrics to customized trim & media pockets (available in Slingz!), we’ve got the perfect accessories to keep your orthopedic device CLEAN, GERM-FREE and to prevent scratching or snagging.

View ALL of your patriotic options on our website: https://www.castcoverz.com

#4thofJuly #USA

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