Collaboration for World Parkinson’s Day with The Able Label
We’d be very happy to offer a 10% discount throughout April from 11th April to help us launch the partnership together and also encourage people to find out more about our helpful clothing. Code: PKSNC10. Visit https://bit.ly/2OlCosV to access.
In honour of World Parkinson’s Day we’re collaborating with The Able Label to offer People with Parkinson’s and their loved ones 10% off their stylish, adaptive clothing range. Follow us on social media for previews, offer codes and a competition to win an adaptive clothing best seller. Move over to Vivienne Westwood these clothes are not just any clothes. Stylish, adaptive you are going to love getting dressed. Sunday 11th April 2021 marks World Parkinson’s Day– an annual coming together to raise awareness and much-needed funds to improve life with Parkinson’s.
Katie Ellis, founder of The Able Label a stylish range of assisted dressing clothing, tells us what made her decide to set up the brand and how she went about it.
I was working in the fashion industry as a buyer for White Stuff when my grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s dementia. It was a very difficult time for our family but we all pulled together to help where we could with the aim of keeping her as independent as possible for as long as we could.
The Able Label Story
What makes the Able Label different is that their high-quality garments have specifically been designed to make dressing easier. The quality fabrics, discreet adaptive designs, innovative fastenings and hidden extras make dressing easier for those who may suffer from restricted movement or lack of finger dexterity. The design of the garments has also taken carers’ requirements into account so assisted dressing is quicker, easier and safer. Yet when they’re being worn, no one would know they were adapted! Watch Kate tell you more…
It can become more difficult to physically handle the task of dressing if you have Parkinson’s Disease. lifting your arms above your shoulders to get clothes over your head and bending down to pull trousers or skirts up can be particularly difficult.
There is an innovative clothing company addressing these challenges – The Able Label. Founder Katie Ellis was previously a fashion buyer for popular high street retailer White Stuff but was inspired to create the collection having seen first-hand the difficulties her grandmother with Parkinson’s faced.
Combining the latest colours and trends with adapted designs that are easier to dress – the range of clothes are a perfect balance of fashion and function.
The ‘desirable and dress-able’ clothes use quality fabrics, discreet adaptive designs, innovative fastenings as well as colour-coordinated internals to make dressing quicker, easier and safer. Yet when they’re worn, no one would ever know they were adapted… it’s our secret!
The clothes are beneficial to anyone who has reduced movement, limited hand dexterity and strength, poor balance or faces fatigue. It is also extremely well received by carers assisting with dressing too.
The clothes ensure no fiddly fastenings with touch closures – buttons are for decoration only. There is no overhead dressing with front opening designs. Wrap styles help carers with assisted dressing and on the skirts mean no need to bend down to pull them up.
Being specifically designed to make dressing easier, clothes are eligible for VAT exemption. There are free returns on all orders to ensure you find the right item for you. Should you have any specific requirements, The Able Label has an alterations service.
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