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.
In some ways, our journey with Yuan Ping mirrored that with our other customisation clients. What makes our experience with each client unique though, is the little moments in between which remind us why the human touch is an indispensable part of our design process.
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.
Clothing in shades of pink and purple with lace trims are staples of Vivian's wardrobe, likely influenced by her love for Barbie. While many of these clothes are pretty, there is but one problem – more often than not, Vivian is not able to wear them.
Imagine being caught in a tug-of-war every time you try to get dressed. That was Yeye’s life after his first stroke attack in November last year. Trying to make his recovery process a smoother one, we sat down with him and his caregiver to dive into the daily dressing challenges that they faced.