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Disability, Fashion, small business -

Europe's most established disability and independent living exhibition is now less than two weeks away! On 15th and 16th September, the Birmingham NEC will play host to Naidex and Kintsugi Clothing will be there.  After the disappointment of the show's (necessary) postponement due to Covid, it's exciting to be counting down to the rescheduled event.  You can find us on stand K105. We'll be selling some of our stock at COST PRICE on the day and offering visitors a 60% discount code to use online until Sunday 19th September. We will also have a 'model worn' and 'sample' rail with...

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Awards, Design, Disability, Entrepreneurship, small business -

  Earlier this month, Kintsugi won the 'Digital Star' award at The Small Awards, an event organised by Small Business Britain to celebrate the work of small businesses that can often go unnoticed. We were delighted to win and to see other brilliant companies pick up recognition for their ideas and innovations. But that wasn't the only thing we were pleased about. Small Business Britain used the awards ceremony to showcase their new d:Entrepreneur campaign; a campaign designed to tell the stories of businesses led by disabled entrepreneurs. The campaign's website explains: "There are 14 million disabled people in the...

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Disability, Inclusion, Politics -

Disabled people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. They make up six out of ten deaths attributed to the virus and are also, it seems, more likely to be made redundant than non-disabled people.  According to the ONS report 'Coronavirus and redundancies in the UK labour market: September to November 2020', of the employees recorded as being disabled in the period July-Nov 2020, 21.1 per thousand were made redundant. Looking at the employees who were not disabled, 13.0 per thousand were made redundant.  Another kicker is that disabled people on legacy benefits (ESA/JSA) haven't had the £20 uplift that UC...

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Fashion, Women -

If you've been following Kintsugi Clothing for a while now, you'll probably have seen some of our pro-pocket propaganda. Almost all of our garments have pockets - some of them are massive and can accommodate items from medical devices to a medium bottle of gin (hey, we're not judging).  And it appears that our preferences for pockets are widely shared by women across the country. According to a YouGov poll last year (in collaboration with Caroline Criado-Perez) women want their clothing to have functional pockets.  The strength of feeling about this differed depending on the item of clothing and the age of...

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Fashion -

Chances are, you've heard someone joke that their wife, mum or sister bought a pair of shoes that were too small because they loved them so much they were willing to sacrifice comfort in order to wear them.  And although we've all lusted after a pair of shoes, it's simply not worth putting your feet through the discomfort. After all, footwear that is too narrow can cause blisters and bunions. So it's important to make sure you get the right fit.  But, when it comes to shoes advertised as 'wide fit', what does this actually mean? What constitutes a 'wide' foot? Well,...

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