PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) — Misty Diaz works as a mannequin and mentioned she has a closet full of garments that she could not put on. Earlier than she met the co-founders of Sewn Adaptive in Pasadena, she had solely about two pairs of denims that she felt snug in. Now, she has garments that match her incapacity.
“I will be my true genuine self,” mentioned Diaz. “I will present who I’m and that is like loud and that is like shiny and glossy.”
The co-founders of Sewn Adaptive each have backgrounds in design and vogue and after engaged on a vogue present collectively, they noticed an actual want for tailoring and designing for folks with disabilities.
“Our worlds had been simply turned the other way up,” mentioned Alexander Andronescu, one of many co-founders of Sewn Adaptive. “We had been like, ‘We have to do that full time.’ We’d simply inform one another each day, ‘Lynn, how can we work out how one can do Sewn Adaptive full time?'”
“We had no concept how a lot the style trade has form of ignored this demographic,” mentioned Lynn Brannelly.
The co-founders mentioned what began out as Instagram posts to offer tricks to folks stitching at house has blossomed right into a brick-and-mortar store and the primary adaptive tailoring and alteration store specializing in work for folks with disabilities.
“I’ve had so many surgical procedures on my again and this is not only a Misty drawback,” mentioned Diaz. “These with disabilities have had surgical procedures in sure areas and want comfortability they usually had been capable of present that.”
“There isn’t any motive why all of us should not really feel assured,” mentioned Brannelly. “There isn’t any motive why all of us should not get to be vogue ahead and that is our mission.”
“I am discovering out this parallel universe that has existed subsequent to ours for thus lengthy,” mentioned Andronescu. “It is lovely.”
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