Molly Fuller, Founder & CEO
I started Molly Fuller Design in 2016 with a simple passion to make clothing and products for specific medical conditions look and feel, well, less medical. Just because someone has a medical condition doesn't mean they don't care about or deserve stylish and quality products.
My grandpa has polio and I realized how frustrating his clothing could be to get on and off while in his wheelchair. I majored in fashion design in college with the goal of making better clothing that served a medical purpose.
Since college, I have worked in various healthcare companies, such as, Mayo Clinic, Harken Health and Stella Health, designing better patient experiences through products, digital tools and services. I've combined my healthcare experience and fashion skills to make designs that address people's style and medical needs.
My first product line is focused on autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorders. The Charlie shirt, went through multiple rounds of testing and iteration with teens across the US. The Charlie Shirt is made out of a high quality power stretch soft material that adds substantial compression while not irritating the skin. The seams and stitching are designed to feel invisible to the wearer. Elastic on the sleeve doubles as a style and fidget detail.
Michelle Maryns, Head of Marketing
Molly and I met in 2013 when we participated in the first ever Twin Cities Service Design Jam and have been friends since. I decided to join Molly Fuller Design because I also believe that just because someone has a medical condition doesn't mean that they stop caring about quality and lose their sense of style. I cared for my mother-in-law for many years and saw how her mobility issues affected her sense of independence and confidence, especially when it came to the clothing options available for her. Since I was a part-time stylist, she asked me to find her some jeans and other clothes that were comfortable, looked nice, and were easy to put on. Unfortunately, it was both frustrating and difficult to find good matches for her.
When I worked at the American Academy of Neurology, I learned more about others who had similar challenges to my mother-in-law, as well as people who suffered from other neurologic conditions. I hope to continue working with Molly to design better options for people with different medical needs because everyone deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their clothing.