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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, Fashion, Inclusion, small business -

Since Lottie Jackson featured us in her Guardian article in December 2019 ['Why 2019 was a landmark year for disabled fashion'], progress in this space has been patchy but promising.  To be fair, the dumpster fire of 2020 hasn't made it easy for people to push on with any previously made plans; manufacturing has been a stop-start business, rife with uncertainty. It would be understandable for mainstream brands on the cusp of exploring inclusive design to have pulled back.  For small businesses and startups, keeping the lights on has been hard enough this year. Despite this, we have seen some new...

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Disability, Fashion, small business -

There are a lot of Christmas gift guides popping up at the moment, but for the most part, they're not focused on those of us with chronic health conditions, physical impairments, or invisible illnesses. That's alright though; there are plenty of excellent companies making beautiful products for this sizable but often overlooked demographic. In this blog post, we've listed our top ten gift ideas for you and your loved ones this Christmas. Babe with a mobility aid? We had to post about these guys first, as we keep seeing them all over the place (most recently, during one of our...

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Disability, Fashion, Inclusion, small business -

Hi guys, It’s been a whirlwind year so far – for all of us. But, I’m sure many of you will agree, it’s also been a time for reflection and for thinking carefully about the future we want to create. Since founding Kintsugi, I’ve always been sure of one thing: I want to create a future where disabled people are represented, valued, and understood by the fashion industry. One small brand can’t achieve all this, but there were disability-conscious companies before ours and a whole load more have sprouted up since. If we collaborate and highlight each other’s strengths, we’ll...

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