Reply to dmo101
Well.......it IS a money making thing.......but it's fueled by vanity. And maybe "vanity" doesn't cover all the bases. Some are embarrassed to be wearing a shit bag. I was. Other's don't care one way or the other, but have a fashion sense......and why not fashionize? And others really are concerned more about not freaking out others who see it and realize what it is. So it is a money making opportunity for some, but it can also be looked at as a confidence booster or reassurance for some.........and people will pay for those.
Truth be told, you can very easily make bag covers for pennies if you have a little time, a sewing machine and some material. And don't let the sewing machine deter you.........they're very simple to operate and you'll be stitching away in minutes if you buy a new one. One time my aunts came to visit and saw a couple covers I made as first attempts. They were intrigued and asked if they could take an ostomy bag home with them. About a week later I got a box in the mail with like a hundred covers that they made in every fabric you could think of. I asked them why they made so many and they said it was so simple and fun........they couldn't help themselves. The cool thing is you can tailor them to anything you want. Velcro closure.........or zipper........or fold over.........horizontal, vertical........I even added Nike logos to my black ones and no one ever gave them a second look when I took my shirt off. The possibilities are endless, and they are incredibly cheap to make. And a bit fun, so be careful...........it can get addicting.