Loren's Badass Chick: Rachel Zinny

Creator of dearjohnnies hospital gowns.

February 7, 2020
Loren's Badass Chick

Rachel Zinny
Rachel Zinny

This week's Badass Chick is Rachel Zinny, creator of dearjohnnies hospital gowns. 

 

When Rachel's first daughter was born in 2003, it was the dawn of the digital age where every mom was just beginning to do newborn photo sessions in the hospital. Rachel noticed that all of the hospital gowns, regardless of where her friends lived across the country, were a gross grey-blue color that washed every mom out. 

 

So when she was ready to give birth to her second daughter a few years later, Rachel created her own gown. The nurses were so impressed that they spread the word and soon Rachel was having random nurses come into her room to tell her how beautiful and functional her gown was. It dawned on her that this could be more than just a fun thing for herself. 

 

Rachel got to work figuring out how to manufacture these gowns and sell them to other moms as a luxury item to put in their hospital bag. Within a few years, celebrities were wearing her gowns and Oprah even named them one of her favorite things. Rachel quickly realized though, that it was about way more than vanity: it's about bringing dignity to someone in a very vulnerable position. CLIP She's also created a gown where a percentage of the proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which is awesome. 

 

Kudos to Rachel for creating an amazing business that can help other people feel really good! If you want to check out her dearjohnnies gowns, click here

 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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