Monthly Archives: April 2016

Adaptawear Supporting Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week

Evidence suggests around 3 to 10 per cent of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) suffer their first symptoms during childhood. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord and to date there is no cure.   It is not fatal and most people with MS live about as long as everyone else.   

Over 100,000 people in the UK have MS which is about one in every 600 people.   It is nearly three times more common in women than in men and most people are diagnosed in their 20s or 30s but it can be diagnosed in older people.

The MS Trust state – “MS specialist services are facing big challenges. We want to shape a fair future, where everyone affected by MS can access the specialist care that works for them. This MS Awareness Week we want to highlight these challenges.”

ms week

This year BE BOLD IN BLUE!

ms 2Be Bold in Blue is such a fun and easy way to support the MS Trust during MS Awareness Week (25th April – 1st May 2016).  What you do is really up to you and can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish.  Think about what you enjoy doing and how you can turn this into a Be Bold in Blue event or challenge.

Last year over 200 people signed up for Be Bold in Blue and raised over £20,000 to help support everyone affected by MS. Supporters raised money in lots of different ways including cake sales, dress blue days, raffles, tombolas and dinner parties.

You can also visit the blue shop where you can buy many blue items such as wigs, tutus and wristbands to help you Be Bold in Blue. Finally when you social media about all the fun please remember to use the hashtag #‎beboldinblue.

Adaptawear understand MS sufferers may have difficulty dressing themselves and we have a wide range of ladies and men’s clothing adapted to help with dressing.    Do take a look at our range of adapted clothing or alternatively read our factsheet all about MS.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

NEW Denim Men’s Elasticated Waist Pull On Jeans!

jeansNew for Spring/Summer 2016!

We are constantly designing and innovating new adapted clothing products to make life a bit more comfortable for our customers and we are pleased to announce our NEW men’s elasticated waist pull on denim jean trousers for you!

Based on our best-selling men’s elasticated waist cord and poly-cotton trousers; these jeans incorporate the same design but are now available in a stretch denim jeans1fabric.  Extremely comfortable and great for people who want to wear denim but don’t want zips or fastenings.

High quality and in a stretch indigo denim fabric, they are ideal for offering a casual look without the need to wear tracksuit bottoms.

  • Elasticated waist pull on trousers – draw-string waistband to ensure a comfortable fit
  • High raised back for added comfort for when seated for long periods or in a wheelchair
  • Easy to pull on and off
  • 2 practical side pockets
  • Stretch jean denim fabric – 98% cotton and 2% lycra
  • Machine washable
  • Sizes: Small – XXL

For more great clothing offers and to see our full men’s trouser range please visit our website.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

Adapted Clothing For Parkinson’s Awareness Week: 18th – 24th April

This week is Parkinson’s Awareness Week and every year here at Adaptawear we like to helpCapture by raising awareness about this devastating disease and also promote our adapted clothing partnership with Parkinson’s UK where Parkinson’s sufferers can get a 5% discount off our range of Adaptawear clothes.

Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson’s. One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 127,000 people in the UK. Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too.

Symptoms and how quickly they progress are different for everyone.  There is unfortunately no cure at the moment; but drugs and treatments are available to manage many of the symptoms.  Parkinson’s UK are working hard to find a cure and help improve life for Parkinson’s sufferers and they have a network of information and 1000s of support workers helping families and carers.   Do take a look at their website at

Take Part in Parkinson’s Awareness Week!

  • Look out for people with Parkinson’s UK in the media, take part in an event or activity, or parkinsonstalk to someone you know. This year’s focus is highlighting the small things that make a difference to life with Parkinson’s.
  • Post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – tagged #Parkinsonsin1 – and tell the story behind it.
  • Find an event – there are many events going on around the UK this week including coffee morning, information stands and collections, sponsored walks, etc. – use the map to find out what’s happening near you.

Adapted Clothing Suitable For Parkinson’s Sufferers

Here at Adaptawear we stock a wide range of discreetly adapted clothing for both men and women to help you with everyday dressing needs. Take a look at some of our best-sellers suitable for Parkinson’s sufferers and get 5% off!

  1. Men’s Magnetic Shirts – specially hidden magnets that fasten effortlessly and removes the shirtneed to struggle with buttons.
  2. Ladies Front Button Nightie – front fastening nightie with buttons all the way down the front – perfect for ladies who struggle to put clothing over the head.
  3. Richmond Wrap Over Dress – wrap over ladies dress that opens easily at the front and at the back.
  4. Men’s Elasticated Waist Pull On Trousers – smart, casual trousers in choice of cord, polycotton or jean fabric – perfect for men who struggle with buttons or fastenings.
  5. Petal Back Open Back Ladies Tops – open back ladies tops in choice of blouses or polo shirts in long or short sleeve.

Finally do take a look at our range of lightweight bed jacketsladies underwearfront fastening brasaccessories and our range of ladies hosiery.

Best Wishes



Ladies Spring Wardrobe Collection

Spring represents renewal and rebirth. The warming weather revitalizes plant life, adding colourdress to the grey outdoors. Dress yourself for the season by adding colour and life back into your wardrobe.

Check out our range of ladies adaptive clothing for Spring/Summer – below are some of our best-selling favourites!

dress1Richmond Short Sleeve Wrap-Over Dress

Short-sleeve wrap over dress in variety of colours. Opens to the waist at the front giving plenty of room to put over the head while the back has an overlap from shoulder blades to hem.

Ideal for easy toileting, disabled or wheelchair customers.

SALE:  Was: £30.00 – now £15.00 ex VAT

dress2Petal Back Ladies Polo Short Sleeve Shirt

Smart casual short sleeve ladies open back polo shirt – full overlap at back and deep armholes for easy dressing. Choice of 2 colours.

Price:  £25.00 ex VAT

dress3Classic A-Line Skirt

Classic a-line skirt designed to flatter.   Elasticated waist and discreet side zips with easy pull tags make independent and assisted dressing quick and easy.

Price:  £14.99 ex VAT

nightieFront Button Short Sleeve Nighties

Choice of polycotton or pure cotton short sleeve front button nighties. Buttons all the way down the front to make it easier for ladies who struggle to put nightwear over their heads.  Choice of colours in sizes 10 – 30.

Prices from £20.00 inc VAT

Alternatively do take a look at our range of summer lightweight bed jackets, ladies underwear, front fastening bras, accessories and our range of ladies hosiery including socks specifically for diabetics.

Finally remember to check the clearance section for our latest clearance sale items.

Best Wishes

Adaptawear Team

Men’s Spring Wardrobe Collection

Spring has certainly arrived these last few weeks and now that the clocks have gone forward are you wearing too many layers?  Therefore it might be time to update your wardrobe with some trousersof our Spring/Summer discreetly adapted clothing.

Check out our Men’s Spring/Summer Clothing Collection with lighter fabrics like cotton and linen that are solid choices as they’re light and breathable. Below are some of our best-selling favourites:

trousers1Men’s Elasticated Waist Polycotton Pull-On Trousers

Smart, casual lightweight all elastic pull on polycotton trousers in stone. High raised back for added comfort when seated for long periods.

Price: £34.99 inc VAT

shirtMen’s Magnetic Shirt

Smart, classic magnetic shirt that incorporates special hidden magnets along the front panel that fasten effortlessly and removes the need to struggle with buttons. Choice of 2 colours.

Price:  £34.99 ex VAT

shirt2Petal Back Men’s Polo Short Sleeve Shirt

Smart casual short sleeve men’s open back polo shirt – full overlap at back and deep armholes for easy dressing. Choice of 4 colours.

Price:  £25.00 ex VAT

pbPetal Back Open Back Nightshirt Short Sleeve

Soft, comfortable men’s short sleeve open back night shirt – substantial overlap at the back for dignity and opens for easy dressing. Choice of 4 colours.

Price:  £20.00 ex VAT

Alternatively do take a look at our range of men’s underwear, accessories (belts, clip on ties, shoe horns, etc.) and our range of men’s socks including socks specifically for diabetics.

Best wishes

Adaptawear Team