Stephanie Thomas – Fashion Styling for People with Disabilities
Fashion Styling for People with Disabilities
Stephanie Thomas is a disability fashion stylist and editor-in-chief of CUR8ABLE (Yep, pronounce the 8) , a disability fashion lifestyle website. She has followed clothing trends for people with disabilities for 24 years and empowers people with tips from her disability fashion styling system. Based in Los Angeles, with followers spanning the globe, Stephanie strives to create beautiful, powerful images that challenge and ultimately change negative perceptions of people with disabilities.
” i’ve followed clothing trends for people with disabilities for 23 years. as a disability fashion stylist my goal is to create beautiful, powerful images that challenge and ultimately change negative perceptions of people with disabilities.”
“don’t be shy… pronounce the 8”
my name is stephanie, and i’m a disability fashion: editor, stylist, and thought leader. for over 20 years i’ve followed fashion trends for people with disabilities, so i thought i’d create a place to curate my favorite adaptive and universal fashion .
Koolway Sports, formed in 2009 is an innovative Canadian clothier and manufacturer is based in Whitby, Ontario offering a line of outerwear consisting of KoolKoats, blankets, blanket back, hoods, KoolKapes, KoolBoots and accessories tailored to the needs of users of wheelchairs – with very mainstream styling. Our aim has been to provide products that are warm, accessible, fashionable and comfortable and continues to maintain a measure of self-esteem. We have applied our experience in technology and design to create products vastly superior to other solutions, eliminating weather as a barrier. Koolway Sports is proud of its unique products which provide the individual with a garment that makes dressing for the outdoors an easy task rather than an ordeal.
For both individuals and their caregivers, a Koolway Sports Koat helps to maintain the quality of living for people in motion. On initial appearance, the Koolway Sports coat looks like a high-end, outdoors jacket, but closer inspection reveals exceptionally clever details for our clients. The coat features include the Koolway Sports • half-back • high zippered collar • side zippers from the cuffs to the bottom of the side seam for easy accessibility • shoulder openings to accommodate contoured chair straps • media pocket • Kangaroo pouch security pocket • detachable hood • special openings for g-tubes.
The Koolway Sports Blanket Back is an important addition to the product line allowing the individual to continue using their own Koolway Sports coat and blanket. The easily accessible blanket back zipper to the front blanket encases the legs completely maintaining the warmth of the body, while protecting the legs from the weather elements without a lot of bulk.
KoolKapes were designed for the individual who needs a water resistant garment for the quick dash to the waiting transportation or for that short ride between covered areas. Ideal for schools, seniors homes and camps as a stock item. We have expanded this product to accommodate the Scooter user and the KoolKape protects the front driving controls and the back parcel basket keeping the individual and everything else dry from the elements.
KoolBoots are specifically designed as a new alternative for cumbersome footwear. KoolBoots may be worn with or without additional footwear for protection of all weather related elements. KoolBoots are uniquely designed with a back zipper for easy access and to accommodate those clients with AFOs.
KoolBoot features: • Full back zipper • Outside fabric – Commander fabric • Inside fabric -Nylon quilted inside fabric • Washable • Slip-not grip fabric soles • Special removable sock for added warmth on extra cold days • Commander fabric is a water-resistant, breathable fabric • 65% Polyester 35% Cotton • machine washable • available standard child and adult sizes • customization upon request
KoolSit-Sak is a special designed blanket with blanket back for the individual who Sit Ski’s. It features a special front opening for the required quick release safety harness and the individual is kept warm and dry with our “Powderfill” insulation and water resistant outer Commander Fabric.
Koolway Sports accessories complete the outerwear line with hats, new designed mitts with reflective strips and coat protector which works with the coat design and unique coat material options.
Made in Canada by Canadians with products and sales now in every Province and Territory in Canada, all States in the US, and expanding into the EU Countries and the Caribbean…