Disability lifestyle magazine turns its hand to retail with launch of independent living aids shop
Disability Horizons, the online lifestyle magazine for disabled people, has launched its own disability living shop, selling what it describes as “a curated range of disability products from trusted suppliers.”
Opening the 1st January 2020, the online Disability Horizons Shop features products that have each been selected via a combination of recommendations from its community of readers and through the magazine’s years of experience in the sector, according to the publication.
Emphasising that the simplest products can make a world of difference to the life of someone with a disability but calling the majority of products “unsightly or clinical”, Disability Horizons’ says the new shop will “give disabled people access to innovative products that are both practical and stylish.”
In particular, the disability lifestyle title highlights its new e-commerce arm will be a platform for small or new retailers and designers to showcase their products, with a particular focus on disabled entrepreneurs and companies that have been created to help a disabled friend or relative meet a need.
Currently, the magazine is working with a number of well-known suppliers and disabled entrepreneurs in the industry, including Samantha Renke, Josh Wintersgill’s Easy Travelseat, The Blue Badge Company, Care Designs, Skoe, Trabasack, Buckingham Healthcare and Peta Easy-Grip.
Additionally, Disability Horizons aims to use opinions and feedback of products from its established online community of readers to help it to continually curate its offer.
Discussing the decision to work with Disability Horizons on the new venture, Easy Travelseat’s founder and Managing Director Josh said: “We’ve chosen to collaborate with Disability Horizons because it encompasses part of our core values. We too are looking to improve the lives of disabled people when travelling to prove that disability shouldn’t be a barrier.”
The magazine has also outlined its intention to explore shifting to a ‘social enterprise’ business structure in the future, with the aim of employing more people from our disabled community in the running of the shop.
Established in 2011 by Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley, who both have Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Disability Horizons magazine publishes articles on a wide variety of topics including technology, relationships, sports, employment and travel with the goal of giving disabled people a voice.
The company says its new shop will help to support wider Disability Horizons initiatives as it continues to create advice and entertainment content for the disabled community, offering support and training to disabled people, as well as liaising with companies to foster inclusion.https://thiis.co.uk/disability-horizons-magazine-turns-its-hand-to-retail-with-launch-of-independent-living-aids-shop/https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Disability-Horizons-web-shop.jpg?fit=900%2C700&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Disability-Horizons-web-shop.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomRetailer NewsSupplier NewsTrade NewsBuckingham Healthcare,Care Designs,Disability Horizons,disability living shop,disabled entrepreneurs,Josh Wintersgill’s Easy Travelseat,Magazine,Martyn Sibley,Mobility,Peta Easy-Grip,Publication,retail,Samantha Renke,Skoe,Srin Madipalli,The Blue Badge Company,title,TrabasackDisability Horizons, the online lifestyle magazine for disabled people, has launched its own disability living shop, selling what it describes as “a curated range of disability products from trusted suppliers.”Opening the 1st January 2020, the online Disability Horizons Shop features products that have each been selected via a combination...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine