June the 13th, 2018
How long does it take for us to put our clothes on everyday? It might be a matter of a minute or two for an able-bodied person. But what about those that are differently abled? How much thought have we given to this eternal struggle of theirs?
Designer Joe Ikareth, founder of Movability Clothing, has dedicated his life to making things easier for the differently abled. He talks about his journey and his experiences that motivated him to do what he is doing. He seeks to bring empathy into the process of designing clothing. An alumnus of NIFT New Delhi, Joe Ikareth believes in fashion with a difference. Ever since his college days, he has been involved in designing clothes for dancers, acrobats and musicians that focus on their movement. His aim was to ease their movement, so they can perform effortlessly. A few years back he started a fashion line, Move Ability Clothing (MAC) for differently abled people, to ease their need for dressing and undressing. MAC has the potential to make their lives easier, instil confidence in them and a big step in making them independent. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community