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Looking to treat yourself or someone you love this Valentine’s Day? We’ve had a think about what the perfect day looks like and have some super suggestions to get yours off to a great start, whether you’re single or not.  Thoughtful creations We love this pin badge from ChronicallyDivine on Etsy - it’s super cute and is dispatched from the UK so you won’t be waiting forever to receive it. Another adorable Etsy buy comes from ChronicCreationsGB. This Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Zebra Awareness Bracelet is such a thoughtful and beautiful gift. Plus, it’s from a UK shop, so you’re showing some...

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Disability, Fashion, Inclusion, Women -

Hello, and welcome to the inaugural installment of 'Could I wear that tho?', a series where we look at looks from the worlds of both celebrity and mainstream fashion and ask how suitable it would be for a disabled person to wear. It's not a completely cynical exercise; sometimes designs have inherent features or utilities that would suit a disabled fashionista, but we want to hear your thoughts either way! What might work well and what would go into the sea immediately? As you probably know, the BRIT Awards took place recently and, as fashion lovers, we're all over those photos...

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Disability, Health, Politics -

Two articles in a row on Disability Rights UK: one about the thousands of disabled people denied the right to compensation following a catastrophic DWP blunder; the other about a severely ill patient who was instructed to leave hospital to attend a Job Centre, despite the fact he was being treated for a condition that later killed him.  The first article focuses on mistakes made when disabled people were moved from incapacity benefit (IB) to employment and support allowance (ESA). Thousands of those claimants were underpaid because the DWP failed to consider whether they qualified for income-related ESA rather than just for...

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Disability, Fashion, Inclusion, Women -

In this blog post Kintsugi's founder, Emma, explains what kintsugi means and why it inspired an inclusive, disability-conscious clothing brand.  I know what it feels like to think you're broken. I used the word to describe myself in the past, when I hadn't really processed my own health diagnoses or started to understand how they affect me and why.  It's a powerful word and one I wish nobody felt about themselves. It implies a state of having less worth than others or being less 'whole'. Broken things get hidden or fixed in a way that conceals the event or experience that...

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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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