WHAT IS CUR8ABLE.com about?
That's a great question I'm glad you asked. (Cure-eight-uh-bul) is a fashion lifestyle blog all about dressing with disabilities out loud and in style!
WHAT IS A CUR8TOR?
Another great question, you're on a roll! Well, a Cur8tor is the way I describe the amazing Cur8able social media contributors. As a disability fashion stylist I meet a lot of interesting influencers so I invited a few of them to share their love for fashion, beauty, healthy living and travel on Cur8able's Instagram, Facebook, and You Tube. Our team includes an international fashion industry branding consultant, a disability thought leader, a disability advocate, an actress, You Tube content creator, media host, nail tech, a travel agency owner and an award winning TV producer/model. You can check out their personal pages to learn more.
DO YOU DESIGN CLOTHING?
As a social entrepreneur specializing in dressing with disabilities I provide design and retail consultation. Using my Disability Fashion Styling System™, I work with fashion brands and retailers that are interested in fashion customers with disabilties.
WHAT IS DISABILITY FASHION STYLING?
Disability Fashion Styling™ is a term I coined in 2004 after creating my Disability Fashion Styling System™. It is the art and science of personal shopping and fashion styling for people living with disabilities.
WHAT ARE ADAPTIVE and universal BRANDS?
Well, adaptive brands are designed to adapt to one or more specific disabilities. For example clothing designed for people with seated body types are adapted for sitting as oppose to standing.
While universal brands are designed with broad functionality so that people with and without disabilities can wear the clothing beautifully and safely.
What is social entrepreneurship?
The dictionary on Google defines social entrepreneurship as "a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change." I am a social entrepreneur specializing in dressing with disabilities.
isn't this a niche market?
Hmmmm, lets see, nope. According to the World Health Organization on Disability 1 in 5 people in the world live with a disability and people with disabilities, our families, and friends have a combined disposable income of 1 trillion dollars. I don't know about you, but that's not niche to me, especially when you consider the fact that anyone can become a person with a disability at any time.