Monthly Archives: October 2013

World Stroke Day 2013: October 29th

1 in 6 people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime and have to adapt to a change in lifestyle. This may mean sourcing mobility aids and clothing to enable them to life independently, or with more severe strokes, relying on family or professional carers to help with daily living.

Over the years Adaptawear has gained a reputation for selling adaptive clothing that makes dressing easier, quicker and more dignified for stroke sufferers.

iona_open_back_nightieThe best selling Iona back-opening nightie is perfect for ladies who have lost the ability to raise their arms as it fastens at the nape of the neck and shoulders.

Team up with our cosy, double layer fleecy cape for warmth and comfort or the gorgeous fleecy wrap in a choice of 5 colours.

pj-all-in-one-PJS-man-in-bedThe unisex All-in-One Pyjamas and body suits open flat and enable the person to be dressed from a lying or seated position.

men_drop_front_trousersIf one side of the body is impaired, the ladies and men’s drop-front trousers have Velcro on the waistband and can be undone and fastened with one hand.

jacket-adaptawear-76The unisex magnetic jacket splits in 2 enabling it to be drawn up the arms and fastened at the back. Suitable for wheelchair users, it has magnetic buttons for easy dressing.

men_bed_jacketWonderfully warm, the men’s fleecy bed-jacket has sleeves that open wide for easier dressing and Velcro buttons, also suitable to wear during the day.

Check out the website for the full range of adaptive clothing suitable for stroke sufferers including our stroke factsheet on clothing for stroke patients. Most garments qualify for VAT relief and we try and dispatch same or next working day.


Lyndsay MacEwen

SPECIAL OFFER: Ladies Skirts & Men’s Nightshirts

Special offer on the two easy access skirts from the ‘Designed to Care” range.

wrap_around_skirtChoose a wrap around style which opens flat or an A-line skirt with long side zip that enables you to step into it or pull on over your head.

Available in Navy or Teal colours.


Men’s Nightwear from only £7.50!

Winter Night ShirtThe back-opening nightshirt currently on special offer at only £7.50 or the brushed cotton pyjamas from £17.00



Lyndsay MacEwen

P.S.  We have also updated our website with lots of NEW photos that show our clothes to their best effect including showing all the ‘NEW SEASON’ colours!

Arthritis Awareness Week, 7th – 13th October 2013

Adaptawear Clothes – making life easier for arthritis sufferers

Adaptawear launched its adaptive clothing range in 2008 with the aim of making independent and assisted dressing easier.  To support this week’s National Arthritis Week we thought we would share our most popular adapted clothes suitable for arthritis sufferers.

Our day and nightwear ranges are suitable for ladies and gents with a wide variety of medical conditions and in particular arthritis.

By replacing zips with Velcro, buttons with magnets, or having long zips with zip pulls enabling the garment to open wide; stiff and sore arthritic hands are able to manage the fastenings helping the person remain independent for longer.

Magnetic CorebraOver the years; Adaptawear had enabled thousands of ladies maintain their shape and their dignity with our unique magnetic front-fasting bra Corebra. Arthritic fingers can slip into the finger loops and bring the two sides of the bra together then the magnets do the rest. The Corebra offers gentle support and is available in sizes 32-50. (Not suitable for ladies with a pacemaker.)

Magnetic Nehru Blouse

In our ladies range we have a pretty nehru blouse in crinkle textured cotton with hidden magnets enabling the blouse to be fastened with ease.



Magnetic ShirtsWe also have smart magnetic shirts for the gents, and with 4 new fabrics currently in production, these popular shirts look great with a suit or jeans.



Drop Front Trousers

Getting to a toilet in a hurry becomes more important as we get older. Adaptawear’s Drop Front Trousers have Velcro on the waistband enabling the front panel to drop open and fasten easily, even with arthritic fingers. For the gents there is an extra elastic waistband that ensures the trousers don’t drop to your ankles! The trousers look so good; no one would know you are wearing adaptive trousers.

Other clothes to help arthritis sufferers include our:

Whether you have a slight stiffness in your fingers or your joints are extremely painful, we will have some clothing options to make the daily task of getting dressed less of a struggle. Check out our full range at or call us on 0845 643 9492 for more information.


Lyndsay MacEwen

NEW Season Adapted Clothing Stock!

We can’t believe we are into October already, but the recent late summer sunshine has been a real tonic. However, we all know it can’t last forever and our hard working warehouse team have been busy stocking the shelves with lots of fleecy clothes to keep us all warm and toasty in the months ahead.
Outdoor Wheelchair Jacket
Outdoor Jacket
For wheelchair users, our unisex outdoor jacket with its fleecy lining is great value at £33.33. It splits in two making getting ready for that outing quicker & easier.
Ladies Open Back Nighties

Open Back NightiesWe now stock the largest selection of open-back nighties in the UK with four choices depending on your specific dressing needs.

With cooler nights on the way, the long sleeve back-opening nightie is the perfect choice.  Available in pink or jade.

Men’s Nightwear

Back Opening Nightshirt

For the men we have a back-opening nightshirt in brushed cotton/polyester. The ‘just below the knee’ length avoids excess gathering in bed whilst giving easy access for changing or medical procedures.

Men’s Fleecy Bed Jackets
Men's Fleecy Bed JacketJust arrived are the Men’s Fleecy Bed-Jackets in sizes small – large and by popular request we have added a new size X Large (blue only).Our unique men’s bed jacket has easy access sleeves which are perfect for when regularly needing to take blood pressure.  Comes with a shawl collar in soft polar fleece offering a practical garment to keep men warm at home or in hospital.
Clearance Offers on Designed To Care
Clearance Sale
Our sister website, Designed To Care which also sells a range of adapted clothing; is running a clearance sale on selected lines.Clearance Prices start from as little as £4.99 on ladies front opening blousesopen back dressing gowns and men’s front popper fastening shirts from £9.99.
For more information visit


We hope you find exactly what you are looking for on our Adaptawear website and if you need any advice, do please call us for a chat.

Lyndsay MacEwen