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.
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.
You Pin started learning to sew at a young age of 12 because it was a skill her father had deemed necessary and suitable for women to learn. Struggling between her father’s demands and exploring her own passions through her youth, You Pin ultimately told us that she was thankful that her father had made her learn to sew.
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.
Adaptable, our latest collection, didn’t start with anything lofty like a designer’s vision. It began with our weekly practice of adapting to the people we meet. This collection is our love letter to the unyielding spirit of the clients we have met on our journey so far.