Stylish and accessible clothing range launched for older and disabled people
The Able Label has launched a new, stylish range of clothes, designed to make life easier for people who want to look good but find high-street fashion difficult to wear.
Previous ‘easier to dress’ companies have often designed basic and frumpy styles, says the company, but The Able Label aims to address this issue with its range, increasing independence without compromising on the style and range of the clothes, appealing to a wider, stylish audience.
The Able Label makes dressing an easier, achievable task through easy touch Velcro fastening, which help those with physical difficulties, and the colour coordinated tape and Velcro fastenings inside, which 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 disabilities or reduced mobility, such as independence, the desire to remain stylish and to maintain a sense of identity.
Katie 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 described by the company as: “A rich fusion of berry tones ranging from redcurrant to plum purple, the collection has a real warmth to it that is broken up by wholesome teal and forest shades as well as icy light grey and off white.”
Each style can be purchased in sizes 8–22 as standard with some available up to size 26. Prices start from £25 and all clothing is eligible for VAT relief.
The Able Label clothing range is available via www.theablelabel.com. Alternatively, customers can call 01622 744242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to request a catalogue.