Fastenings; something used to attach one thing to another firmly.

 

All sounds very simple, right? Well, we can assure you it isn’t! There are buttons, buckles, clasps, hook and eye, ties, knots, zips, press studs, hook and loops (better known as velcro), toggles, and the list goes on!

 

Of all fastenings, buttons have endured as the most common way of securing fabric. But to begin with, they were used only as decoration with the buttonhole not being invented until later on. Like the majority of other fastenings out there, buttons are not however always easy to fasten and can in fact be extremely fiddly or impossible to use. This is especially the case if you have numbness, stiffness or pain in your hands restricting movement and fine motor skills. 

 

Attention to Detail

With attention to detail at the heart of all what we do at The Able Label, we got to thinking - what if we could go back to a time where the button was only used for decoration and an alternative fastening be used to avoid the fiddly notion of securing clothes. You name it, we’ve researched it. 

 

All suitable options which could potentially make dressing less fiddly, we have trialled and tested. Having spent over a year and a half developing and perfecting the collection – we quickly narrowed down hook and loop (velcro) as being the most suitable type of fastening for its ease to open and close. In fact, during our market research, nearly 60% found buttons in particular extremely difficult or impossible to fasten whilst 0% had difficulties with hook and loop. 

 

Attention to Quality

Then to finding the best hook and loop fastening out there on the market and we feel we have it. Some of the key features of the hook and loop fastenings we have carefully sourced include:

 

  • the yarns are of such a high quality, as long as carefully maintained following the garments wash care instructions, ensuring the hook and loop are closed when washing, it will last as long as the item of clothing it is used on.
  • it has specifically been designed for frequent opening and closing and is also used by the top sportswear retailers.
  • it is a softer hook and loop fastening meaning that the fastening is less likely to snag on other items.
  • with a good peel strength but high sheer and tensile strength, the open and close motion is easier requiring less strength however will not come undone through wear even if in seated position for long periods of time which would put greater strain on the fastening.
  •  the fasteners are coloured as part of The Able Label’s ‘EasyFasten’ system. Just match coordinating colours to secure the fastening – lime for left and red for right.

 

The Range

Within the range, we have several styles, which discretely incorporate this hook and loop fastening, giving you the best of both – function and fashion.

 

Front Fastening - Imogen Jersey Shirt and Maria Jersey Vest

Both the shirt and vest fasten at the front using our premium hook and loop. The shirt has buttons that are simply for decoration and not for use. Being front fastening, there is no need for overhead dressing.

Imogen Jersey Shirt - velcro front fastening

Maria Vest with velcro front opening

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Vests can be found by clicking here

 

 

 

Wrap Fastening - Su Jersey Wrap Dress and Linda Jersey Wrap Top

All wrap styles are securely fastened with the hook and loop. Fastening to the side, the hook and loop had both been coloured to match – lime for left and red for right to make it easier to align and fasten correctly. To look at, you would not realise the wrap styles had been made easier to dress with fiddly fastenings removed.

Debbie Wrap Skirt fully opens and velcros securely closedLinda Wrap Top and Debbie Wrap Skirt

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For wrap tops, click here

Wrap skirts can be found by clicking here

 

To find out more, take a look at our website www.theablelabel.com 

Otherwise we always love to hear from you and are very happy for you to contact us directly at info@theablelabel.com

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