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SEEFA Symposium at House of Lords

Yesterday I was invited to take part in SEEFA's Symposium which was held at the House of Lords at the invitation of Lord Firkin. SEEFA has provided judges for Designing for the Future for the past two years. SEEFA  aims to bring people together to influence later life strategies, policies and services to make life

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Katie Ellis, The Able Label

Katie Ellis has shared both her expertise in accessible clothing and her start up journey with our Designing for the Future students. Katie began as a buyer for fashion retailers White Stuff  before starting her own label, The Able Label. The result of extensive user research, The Able Label is pioneering accessible clothing for

DFF 2017 gets underway

We were excited yesterday to launch Designing for the Future 2017 at the University of Brighton's newly refurbished Edward Street building. Now in its eighth year, hundreds of UK design students have taken part in this project devised by Philippa Aldrich of The Future Perfect Company to encourage designers to consider the challenges of ageing

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SEEFA & AGE UK

Peter Dale from South EastEngland Forum on Ageing (SEEFA) was one of our Designing for the Future judges this year and Philippa was delighted to be asked by him to join the AGE UK and SEEFA Policy Panel on Later Life and Ageing at the stunning Royal Air Force Club in London in November. SEEFA and Age UK

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Comfortable but stylish fashion for older women

I was really excited to come across a new accessible fashion website today.   The Able Label purports to provide "quality, stylish clothes with adapted designs and hidden extras that make self-dressing easier for those with dressing difficulties". And the most exciting aspect is that the clothes really do look stylish.  Something that can seldom

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