Boost creates innovative products that boost mood and confidence. We design with and for our community of users to ensure their needs and desires are met.
Our first product is a breast form that is both breathable and beautiful. We are challenging the assumption that a breast form needs to imitate skin tone. We've been working with breast form wearers to develop a product that suits their needs and pocket. We think it's time that more choice was available to breast form wearers.
My mum had breast cancer. Her prosthesis looked and felt horrible, so she didn't wear it. 13 years on, she still doesn't. I found myself asking "Why does it look this way? Why couldn't it be different? Why not pink leopard print?!"
My mum is not alone in finding her prosthesis uncomfortable and unappealing; women tell us their prosthesis is hot, heavy and sweaty to wear. With 23,000 mastectomies performed in the UK every year and an NHS audit highlighting lower wellbeing in women who don't opt for reconstruction, we recognise both the scale of the problem and the need to do something about it.Samantha Jackman
I am passionate about choice and transformation. Training as a life coach informed my thinking processes and fuelled my passion for making things the best they can be for myself and others. I have always been fascinated with colour and in the past 5 years I’ve been fortunate to train in applied colour psychology with both Angela Wright and Karen Haller.
The impact of colour can be as simple as having something in your favourite hue which instantly lifts your mood. However, there are plenty of unconscious aspects of how colour affects our mood and behaviour, both negatively and positively. I had been looking for an opportunity to apply my colour training so when Sam showed me her mum’s beige prosthesis that failed to match her or anyone’s skin tone, I could see the potential to do something fun with colour, moving away from realism, that could help people feel good.Rosie Brave