Wednesday, 25 May 2016


Drumroll please... the wait is over! Say hello to Summer style that has never been so dress-able.

Today we are extremely pleased to announce the launch of our summer range of adaptive clothing. Each stylish item has been specifically designed to make dressing easier without anyone knowing. Effortless style and quality with no fiddly fastenings and no overhead dressing, just in time for the long bank holiday weekend - visit the shop now.

New in!
The new summer story ‘Sea to Sky’ brings with it a fresh new colour palette of brighter shades of corals, light blues and the much-loved Bretton stripe. We introduce lightweight cooler, breathable cotton fabrics to the range ideal for holidays or sitting out in the garden.

See our new styles by clicking ‘Shop New In’.

Request your catalogue
If you would like a catalogue or know someone who would love the desirable and dress-able clothes but does not have access to the internet, let us know and we can post out a catalogue.

The Able Label Summer Adaptive Clothing Catalogue

View our videos
Visit The Able Label You Tube channel to see exactly how dressing is made easier. Alternatively, we've added the videos onto our product pages for ease when shopping so you have all the information on each style in one place to make a more informed purchase. We leave you with a sneak preview of our new Tabatha Tee (Coral Stripe) with discrete Velcro front fastening.

Contact us
If you do have any further queries on our adaptive clothing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Call: 01622 828994

Thursday, 19 May 2016



As we are half way through Dementia Awareness week, we wanted to let you know about a fantastic new company who we are working alongside called Unforgettable.

A fairly new company, “Unforgettable aims to improve the lives of those living with memory loss and dementia by bringing together specialised products, practical advice and a supportive community.”

James Ashwell with Mum Fay
James Ashwell with Mum Fay

Like The Able Label Founder Katie, Unforgettable Founder James Ashwell was moved by a personal experience to start up the business. James’ Mum was in her fifties when she was diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia.

He says it was this ‘dementia journey’ that changed both their lives forever. Steadily deteriorating, James wanted to find new ways to keep his Mum busy and not sat all day in front of the TV all day. He wanted to give her a new purpose and wanted to see her face light up once more like it used to.

Unforgettable - dementia confusion

She enjoyed puzzles and colouring but James disliked having to buy children’s products for this. At this point, James found a passion for helping other people affected by dementia.  Wanting to “connect great products with the people who really need them,” he founded Unforgettable. The aim is to help carers with daily challenges they may face when looking after someone with dementia.

The Able Label is proud to be stocked by Unforgettable who can see how beneficial easier dressing adaptive clothes can be for individuals with dementia.

Poor hand dexterity is not uncommon in the beginning stages of dementia. This can impact the ability to manipulate fiddly fastening like buttons and zips that can lead to feelings of frustration and worthlessness. Individuals can go on to forget how to dress – The Able Label clothes all have colour-coordinated tape and Velcro inside to help act as a trigger when dressing. Lime is for left and red is for right.

Over time, functional clothes tend to be chosen over those, which are fashionable. This can slowly strip away self-identity. The Able Label’s adaptive clothing range is a great way of regaining independence and rediscovering self-identity.

You can see The Able Label clothing range by clicking on Unforgettable Clothing link here.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


The Able Label new adaptive clothing coming soon

We are pleased to announce that The Able Label is about to launch its newest collection of adaptive clothes - just in time as the weather starts to warm up! Before the end of this month, the Spring Summer range will be available to buy via any of our channels:

You can see the full range and buy The Able Label products at any time from our secure and easy to use online shop.

By Phone: 01622 828994
Phone lines are open between 9am-6pm daily to place an order with one of our friendly customer advisors who will be happy to help you.

By Post: Request a NEW catalogue by calling or emailing
Complete the mail order form enclosed within the catalogue and return it to:
Iden Farm Cottages,
Heath Road,
Boughton Monchelsea,
ME17 4JE

The Able Label summer mood board, sea to sky
The Able Label's Spring/Summer inspiration mood board for new story, 'Sea to Sky'

The Spring Summer story, ‘Sea to Sky’ brings with it a fresh new colour palette of brighter shades. Corals, seaspray blues and nautical navy are inspired by a beautiful summers sunset besides the sea. On trend stripes and feminine laces heavily feature within this versatile and stylish collection.

We introduce cooler, breathable cotton fabrics to the range for the warmer period and feature more tops to update outfits. This includes a new version of our best selling shirt in brighter colours by popular demand.

You can still expect to see the same attention to detail, high quality and of course easier to dress designs that are synonymous with The Able Label clothing. All new items are still exempt from VAT to individuals who are 'chronically sick or disabled' (see our blog article on VAT exemption to find out if this applies to you or someone you know) and the range continues to be fiddly fastenings and overhead dressing free.

But that’s all you're getting for now. You will have to sit tight until the launch of the range later this month. So watch this space!