Adaptable clothing range offers style and independence for older and disabled people
The Able Label is a new, innovative range of clothes, designed to make life easier for people who like to look good but find high-street fashion a challenge to wear.
According to The Able Label, before now, easier to dress clothing options by other companies have been limited to very basic and often frumpy styles. However, the company’s new range aims to increase independence without compromising on the design and range of the clothes, appealing to a wider, stylish audience.
The Able Label makes dressing an easier, achievable task instead of an impossible chore. Easy touch Velcro fastenings instead of fiddly buttons help those with physical difficulties and the colour co-ordinated tape and Velcro fastenings inside aid those who may have cognitive difficulties. There is also no overhead dressing.
The range is the brainchild of Katie Ellis, a former fashion buyer, who was inspired to launch the line after witnessing her grandmother’s struggle with a neurological condition.
Drawing on this personal experience, Katie sought to address some of the day-to-day issues that can arise for people with reduced dexterity and impaired mobility or cognitive skills, such as the want to keep independence, the desire to remain stylish and to maintain a sense of identity.
Katie Ellis, Founder of The Able Label, commented: “Attention to detail is always at the heart of everything we do. We appreciate it is the little things in life that can make the biggest difference.
“The quality fabrics, discrete adaptive designs, innovative fastenings & hidden extras make dressing a lot easier for ladies with restricted movement or lack of finger dexterity perhaps through, arthritis, a stroke or even the general effects of ageing.”
The Able Label’s Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection – ‘Autumn Leaf With A Hint Of Winter’ – is available to buy now. It features red, purple, teal, grey, off-white and “forest” shades.
Each style can be purchased in sizes 8–22 as standard with some available up to 26. Prices start from £25 and all clothing is eligible for VAT relief.