our mission

empower those impacted by cancer

clothing made to inspire

Founded by a hematology-oncology nurse, Bad Genes’ mission is simple: Empower those impacted by cancer. Through our unique unisex “cancer clothing line,” we aim to raise awareness about cancer, inspire cancer survivors or those impacted, and directly support cancer research. In fact, for each item sold, 50% of our net proceeds are donated directly to non-profit organizations that align with this vision. We are committed to inspiring the cancer community—and are excited to share our brand with the world. 

why bad genes?

I registered Bad Genes as an LLC in 2020 but had been creating the idea for years prior. I knew once I started working as a nurse in oncology, there was so much more to be done in the fight against cancer. Seeing all of the barriers a person may experience during cancer treatment was surprising.

I didn't want to be another fast fashion brand claiming to "do good." I wanted to live up to my promise of creating something that made a difference while taking care of our planet. Therefore, I made sure that all products sold at Bad Genes are Oeko-Tex certified, sustainable, and a portion of all sales are donated to non-profit organizations.

GIVING BACK

For every item purchased, 50% of the net proceeds are donated to support cancer research or to provide financial support for individuals and families impacted by the disease. By providing funding to non-profit organizations directly involved in cancer research, we hope to progress the development of new cancer treatments, improve existing therapies, and study potential causes of the disease itself. Moreover, we hope to aid families afflicted by the financial hardships of cancer. Hospital bills and unemployment can put individuals and their loved ones in extreme hardship; we hope to lessen that burden by contributing to organizations that will support families and give them the necessary resources to recover.

OEKO-TEX CERTIFIED

What we wear on our body is just as important as what goes in our body. The process of dyeing fabrics can be toxic, polluting, and involve the utilization of harmful substances. Many of the dyes used during the manufacturing process are carcinogenic. Carcinogens are substances that are linked to the formation of cancerous cells. It can not only be harmful to you, but to the people dyeing the clothes. When I started Bad Genes, it was my goal to make sure I created clothes that do not cause cancer.

That is why every product from Bad Genes is Oeko-Tex certified. This certification guarantees that our products are safe and free of hazardous chemical use. At Bad Genes, we prioritize environmental and human safety. You can wear our clothes knowing you did your part to protect yourself, the people making them, and our planet.