I just wish more people understood . . . what I have is not a cold or the flu. I will never get better. A nap won’t help. I’m on meds to keep me alive because my cells attack all cells thinking all cells are bad – but this kills good cells which are in the body to help me.
Please, in honor of someone who is fighting Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Sarcoidosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hepatitis, Diabetes, Celiac, Lupus, PBC, CIDP, UC, Crones, Hashimotos . . . (copy, and paste).” -author unknown
In RESPONSE: At Dignity by Design*, I work with ALL of the diseases that are mentioned above – and many, many more.
It is true – people are not aware of – nor cannot truly empathize with – the inner struggles associated with individual disabilities (nor outer struggles for that matter). It’s difficult for anyone dealing with a disability to be patronized, or awkwardly sympathized with, or to have to “describe” or “qualify” one’s self over and over, day in – day out. When the world doesn’t see a “cookie-cutter” human – they often turn away or literally act incapable of natural human interaction – simply due to their personal discomfort.
Here is my advice: GET OVER IT! Deal with all humans with respect and actual INTEREST in them as human beings – not diseases. Get to know the PERSON – not the disability….. then all else will fall into place. Maybe… a new friendship, maybe…. Better understanding of your partner or child or parent.
Diversityis what makes the world go round – Embrace it!
Disabled models – on the runway – on the front pages of major news communication AND being featured on the webpages of new – up and coming – clothiers. Fabulous, right??
ALL jumping on the bandwagon to visually “support” the disabled and in return gaining significant “Feel good” press…. HOWEVER with little or no exceptions… providing absolutely no products that are specific solutions to the disabled market’s clothing needs, outside of their general clothing line.
Putting disabled models on the runway and not providing specialized benefits is what the disabled already HAS, what they have always dealt with and simply put: marketing and publicity play at it’s worst.
It’s more than time to recognize this market in the investment world, in the fashion world, in the business community and for it’s Global impact.
And.. It’s time for a real change…. a real answer… and some heavy funding to make this a multi-billion dollar industry: By doing good, serving disabilities and making a profound, dignified CHANGE!!
I believe that every Physically Disabled Individual should have the right of Independence and Dignity….Don’t you? Don’t we all??
AND….I’ve got a crazy idea:
WHAT IF.…Celebrities living with a disability came together in Support, Partnering or as a Team in making disabled fashion their OWN? Each with their OWN individual STAMP on the styling of garments for this amazing populace?? Cool huh???
DIGNITY by DESIGN: “Brilliant Apparel for the Physically Challenged and all Disabilities” We NEED you…. And isn’t it Personal to you? Millions of Americans living with a disability have nowhere to turn for fashionable
clothing. NO Where – but Dignity by Design
Singly or as a Celebrity group YOU can make this happen.
YOU can be part of something greater! AND Your name will
live on – not only as a Star but as a legacy STAR MAKER.
There are 2 ways you can support and make a difference or just CALL me!!!
Logic, common sense and profitability guide this industry – not Fashion. That’s secondary.
It doesn’t take genius to understand that you would rather wear a suit to a board presentation or sales meeting than Zubas®, or that you will inevitably put to the back of the closet, or donation bag, the pants that no longer “zip” or are too long/wide/tight/wrinkly.
What if you had no choice BUT the Zubas® or ill fitting, unprofessional clothing??
That is my market. The Disabled, Veteran and Physically Challenged
Do you know 5 people? Then you intimately know my market!!
1 in 5 people in America have some form of disability that inhibits dressing in some way or another. Not only the wheelchair users – but the elderly, the returning veterans and those with dexterity limitations.
“Today, it’s a good idea. Tomorrow, it’s going to be essential.”
Dignity by Design™ provides Independence to the disabled, elderly or veteran through clothing…Fabulous clothing…Accessible clothing…. Simple enough.
Dressing is an everyday human right that most able bodied people take for granted, and yet a solution has never been offered or recognized, to date, by the US or global economies. I find that astonishing.
DbD™ offers the solution to accessing clothing that is suited to disabilities. We take the guess work out of buying clothing that is suitable to wheelchairs, limb loss or prosthetics. Dignity by Design is uniquely the only source available for the disabled or physically challenged that it is online, ergonomically correct, current fashion at a moderate price.
Clientele, caretakers and health care providers deeply understand the need for
independence and dignity for over 54 Million Americans living with disabilities – and
it’s ever growing. This is a business in a box, market ready and possesses tremendous
I can’t continue to carry this banner alone. I need investors and partners in manufacturing and business that will take the risk of “doing good”, being pioneers and building a company that will become the largest and most economically rewarding Fashion empire in recent history. No brainer?? You tell me.
Dignity by Design is where Social Technology meets Fashion!