Rock the Wheel is a new startup that’s making custom-made clothing for wheel chair users, that’s both accessible and fashion-forward.
I came across this cool looking forearm crutch recently. Lightweight aluminum and a couple of great colors are so much more fun to use than the underarm type of crutches.With the cost under $25.00! So much less expensive than many other brands.
The story of Robaba Mohammadi, a 16 year old artist from Kabul with partial paralysis of her limbs, is an inspirational one. Robaba has big dreams and is not about to let her disability stop her.
When asked to think about diversity, most people tend to think about race and gender. One type of “underrepresented minority” that is often overlooked – in spite of often being as visible as gender or skin color – are the individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral or intellectual differences.
Kathy Levy from CITIZENCANES designs elegant and unique decorative canes and sells them on Etsy. They’re fabulous!
Why do mobility aids have to be so boring!
Don’t sacrifice style or comfort because you’re on crutches. Using crutches can now be comfortable, convenient, and fashionable. 4 piece cover set includes 2 hand grips and 2 crutch tops. Roomy crutch bag is so handy and helpful! All that for $29!
Heidi McKenzie planned a career in fashion, but changed direction after a car accident left her paraplegic. She turned lemons into lemonade and set out to design fashionable adaptable clothing for individuals with disabilities. McKenzie hopes that her Alter Ur Ego line “gives [people with disabilities] confidence and breaks down social barriers.”
Izzy Wheels was created to prove to the world that a wheelchair can be more than a medical device, it can be a work of art. It can match your whatever outfit you wear, it can make you smile.
By Tiffiny Carlson
Over the years I have gleaned simple fashion tips for wheelchair users that can lift even the dowdiest dresser out of her puddle of misery. To see more photos of these wheelchair fashion tips in action, follow “The Wheelchair Mommy” Priscilla Hedlin’s Stylish Gimp blog and her Pinterest board. (all photos feature Priscilla Hedlin)
Open Style Lab, a ten week MIT summer program, wants the fashion industry to think about more bodies, more ages, and more abilities.