B & B Company and Bosom Buddy have been satisfying mastectomees for over 20 years. The company was founded in 1976 by Melva Smith, a Boise, Idaho woman who had undergone a radical mastectomy eleven years before and was unhappy with the prosthetic choices available to her. The Bosom Buddy product and accessory items are manufactured in Idaho, and retail sales, both nationally and internationally, are made from the Boise, Idaho location. Wholesale sales, to prosthetic dealers and lingerie boutiques across the United States and in Canada, are also made from the Boise plant.