In the latest issue of New Pathways magazine, we caught up with Katie Ellis, former fashion buyer and founder of The Able Label. Here’s a sneak peak of our interview with Katie…
For those who want to remain independent and maintain their style, the Able Label hopes to offer a new solution. Founder Katie, previously a fashion buyer for the popular lifestyle clothes retailer White Stuff, saw first-hand the difficulties her grandmother faced dressing each day with Parkinson’s so decided to do something to help.
Offering “beautiful clothes, designed to make dressing easier”, Katie aims to offer a range that is not only suitable for those with Parkinson’s, but the thousands of women who also face difficulties dressing. Whether due to restricted movement, lack of finger dexterity or cognitive difficulties, the stylish clothing is designed to help.
“Able Label is a range of beautiful clothes, designed to make dressing easier.”
Katie is determined to ensure attention to detail is at the heart of The Able Label – think quality, comfort and style but with the added benefit of being easier to dress. All styles are made from quality, natural fabrics making them breathable and super soft next to skin. Most contain elastane, which gives extra stretch and makes it easier to get on and off, also making them more comfortable to wear.
“The ‘EasyFasten System’ means you simply need to match the coloured hook and loop touch fasteners; red to red on the right, lime to lime on the left and you are good to go!” Katie explains.
“The collection is designed to help both individuals wanting to maintain independence as well as carers assisting with dressing – making it quicker, easier and safer.”
Find out more…
Prices start from £25.00 and as the range has been specifically designed to make dressing easier, it is eligible for VAT exemption.
All styles are available in sizes S(8-10), M(12-14), L(16-18) and XL(20-22) as standard with some also available in XXL (24-26). Trousers are available in a regular and short leg lengths. An alterations service is also available so should you require any adjustments, they can be completed before the order is dispatched.