Access Independent OT service is supporting The Able Label in showcasing and marketing their new and innovative clothing range. The collection has been designed by Katie Ellis who in a previous life was a fashion buyer for the popular retailer White Stuff. She was inspired to develop the range after seeing first-hand the difficulties her grandmother with Parkinson’s faced dressing. Having searched with her grandmother for suitable clothing which was practical and easier to dress while remaining stylish, it soon became apparent that there was very little available. Katie decided to do something about this and so The Able Label was born.

Katie realised that with some adjustments to garments like dresses, trousers, skirts and tops, dressing could be made much easier. By introducing velcro fastenings instead of fiddly buttons, longer zips for easier access and colour coordinated internals to help cognitive difficulties, the range encourages independence. Wrap designs also mean dressing is quicker, easier and safer for carers assisting with dressing. High quality, super soft jersey fabric with extra stretch make all garments more comfortable and easier to get into for those with limited range of movement, perhaps due to arthritis, stroke or general ageing. This is all combined into stylish, timeless designs, which flatter a variety of body shapes growing self-confidence. The range comes in 3 colours; navy, red and pattern and includes; a dress, cardigan, top, vest, skirt and trousers with a price to suit. You can now have ‘fashion with function’.

We will be showcasing the full range supported by Different Strokes models at our show session’s 10:15am each day at the Innovation Theatre. Alternatively visit Delia/Katie at their stand B34 to view this exciting innovative range and find out how as an OT, you could get involved with promoting and selling the range through our newly developed Ambassador role