The Able Label Fashion Show

Thursday 31st August, 2017

As we age, dressing can become increasingly challenging. 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 a new innovative clothing company addressing such 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 colourcoordinated internals to make dressing quicker, easier and safer. Yet when they’re worn, no one would ever know they were adapted… it’s out secret!

The clothes are beneficial to anyone who has reduced movement, limited hand dexterity and strength, poor balance or faces fatigue. I t 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 re-turns on all orders to ensure you find the right item for you. Should you have any specific requirements, The Able Label has analte rations service.

We have teamed up with Katie to bring some of her work to us here at Mote House. Come and join us for a Fashion Show event on Thursday 31st August 2017

Arrival Prosecco and canapes: 2pm

Fashion Show: 2:30pm

You will have the opportunity to purchase any items modelled as well as a variety of others provided by Katie.

You can also browse the catalogue and order any other bespoke items. This is a community event, there will be a raffle to.