Dressibility seeks deadstock clothing for garment adaptation service
UK charity Dressability is seeking deadstock clothing and samples to transform via its specialist garment adaptation service for people with a range of disabilities and the elderly.
Dressability is always in need of:
- Deadstock clothing (preferably cotton based) that can be upcycled into other items such as drain bags for breast cancer sufferers, headscarves following chemo and anything else requested by other charitable organisations.
- Towelling for a washable sanitary pads project which tackles period poverty at Ghana University.
- Roll ends of cotton-based fabric
- Zips, buttons and sewing thread
- New items of clothing that can be adapted for use as samples to showcase the charity’s work to potential clients and funders
The charity’s highly skilled dressmakers alter and adapt clothing to increase independence, promote self-esteem and ensure that clients have access to clothing of their own personal choice.
In addition to its core business, 20 sewing volunteers make and donate over 1,000 hand-made items per year for various community projects. These include wheelchair capes, dressing up clothes for children in wheelchairs, Christmas sacks for Women’s Aid, and blankets for the homeless people locally.
Dressability also runs a successful de-branding project each year, taking in branded clothing from organisations refreshing their brand identity. Volunteers remove identifying logos, make the item good and then this de-branded warm clothing can be donated to other organisations supporting the homeless and those in need. Each year Dressability delivers to Night Shelter, Christmas Cares and Nelson’s Trust to name but a few.