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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.

Share Your Story!

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)

More Info

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

National Small Business Week Contest

In honor of National Small Business Week, June 17-21, 2013, we are having one fabulous contest, where you can WIN Tamara Monosoff’s (of Mom Invented) “How Hot is Your Product?” book and workbook.  Find out if your product idea will make or cost you money!  “How Hot is Your Product?” shows creative product entrepreneurs how to save thousands of dollars by asking the right questions first!  CastCoverZ! (leading global manufacturer, e-tailer, and innovator of essential orthopedic soft goods) owner and founder, Annette Giacomazzi, is honored to be quoted on the front cover!

Annette Giacomazzi

“I was privileged to have received an advance copy.  I took one weekend and diligently applied it to my current business, CastCoverZ!  What a humbling experience.  I am doing some things right.  But, had I gleaned the information I learned from this book BEFORE I started my business, I would have spent less on initial investment money, slashed my learning curve in half and saved myself a tremendous amount of time.” ~Annette Giacomazzi

Tell us in 50 words or less why YOU deserve to win the “How Hot is Your Product?” book and workbook, by Tamara Monosoff!  You can comment with your answer below our Facebook contest post or email us at cs@castcoverz.com through Sunday, June 23, 2013.  Thankz for participating, we look forward to announcing our winner next week!

Keeping Our Children Safe and Break Free

As back-to-school time is arriving, keeping our children safe during summer activities, especially avoiding broken bones is at the top of any parent’s list.  Annette d. Giacomazzi, Founder and Owner of CastCoverZ!, is an expert when it comes to broken bones (and avoiding them!)  She has provided some helpful advice on how to keep kids break-free, in their latest press release “Help the Kids Stay Break-Free This Summer.”

Did you know thousands of children are treated for playground related injuries each year?  The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons considers these numbers alarming enough to provide the following playground safety tips, in their press release “How Safe is Your Child’s Playground?

CastCoverZ! provides functional and fashionable products designed to cover casts, orthotic walking boots, splints and braces, and companion products; such as CastCooler, DryPro, and CastShield, to bring relief and comfort to orthopedic patients.

Annette d. Giacomazzi and CastCoverZ!

In addition to keeping our kids safe during summer activities and on playgrounds specifically, going to and from school and staying safe while at school are just as important!  School is where children spend the majority of their time, outside of their own home; thus, the National Crime Prevention Council has provided some advice for parents on making sure their kids stay safe at school and while traveling to and from, in “What Parents Can Do to Keep Kids Safe at School.”

As a parent, we all strive to keep our children as safe as possible.  With resources available to us, like those above, keeping our children safe is a very attainable goal!