What would you do if your favourite piece of clothing was giving you problems because of your ever-changing needs? For Timothy who has Muscular Dystrophy, he is dependent on his caregivers for dressing. His favourite jacket was gradually unable to meet his needs, but he knew what adaptations he wanted and we were happy to provide our technical expertise to explore new solutions.
Social isolation is a complex issue with various causes and solutions. Muthiah had to wear a sarong instead of conventional pants because of a condition called elephantiasis. He felt ashamed, believing he could not face modern society and gradually, he lost his social life, dignity, and independence.
When our clothes no longer “fit” us, do we throw them away and buy new ones or make do with what we already have? Clothes that are mass produced may be cheap, but fast fashion cannot compare to the work that goes into making a piece of clothing fit the unique you.
As a person with muscular dystrophy, Shalom realised that his dressing process could be quite taxing for his caregiver. He came to us with a request for customised apparels – ones that would be easier for his caregiver to help him put on, plus, suitable to wear it for sleep and for a day out.
While most of our designs involve using zippers to improve accessibility, the goal of Milan’s jumpsuit was actually the opposite. The jumpsuit’s zipper was intentionally placed out of Milan’s reach so that his caregiver would be the only one with access.
5 years ago, Whee Boon woke up in the hospital to a new reality – a life with all four of his limbs amputated. Whee Boon had never worn a suit before and was looking forward to receiving an award at the end of the year. A suit that met his needs would be just what he needed for the next chapter of his journey.
“Madam Tiah is very fierce, let me accompany you on all your visits,” said the social worker. Madam Tiah was nominated as a beneficiary for our #BeTheDifference campaign and we were about to begin our first consultation with her.
‘A dress that lights up’, that was Amelia’s dream dress. With doctors unable to fully understand Amelia’s health conditions, her future is under a cloud of uncertainty. The only thing Amelia was sure of was what her dream dress would look like.