Clothes from The Able Label
Clothes with hidden features for easy dressing.
- Getting dressed (or undressed!) in a hurry
- People with restricted movement or dexterity
- Helping others to dress
- Fashion without the fuss and fiddly bits
Such a simple idea and yet such a good one! This range of women’s clothes are designed to be easy to get on and off, with discreet easy fastenings and hidden features. This makes it easier to dress yourself if you have restricted movement, dexterity or grip, and makes it easy for someone else to help you in and out of your clothes too. We think there’s some potential to recreate the famous Bucks Fizz Eurovision routine too…
Watch this introduction from Katie, founder of The Able Label.
The current range features trousers, skirts, dresses, tops, coats, underwear and more. Lots of items have Velcro fastenings hidden away and button or tie details for show. High-street fashion can be fiddly, with zips in awkward places and tiny buttons, but the alternatives can be shapeless and dull. Easy dressing shouldn’t have to be frumpy and The Able Label is blazing a trail. We love it!
Sizes: Most clothing is available in sizes small (8-10) to XLarge (20-22)
Material: Various – some cotton, some easy-care fabrics like viscose/elastane mix.
Founder of The Able Label, Katie Ellis, was inspired by her grandmother, who had Parkinson’s disease. Her grandmother was finding it increasingly difficult to dress herself and Katie realised there were no clothes on the high street which worked for her and looked good. So, she took matters into her own hands! Katie has work with occupational therapists and potential customers to develop and test her range of clothing and The Able Label is the result.
All the clothes are made in Europe. Some disabilities are covered by a VAT exemption. There’s more information on this on The Able Label website.