THE ABLE LABEL: MEET THE TEAM THAT MADE IT HAPPEN
We have been lucky enough to partner with some fantastic individuals who are expert in their industry as The Able Label builds up for launch. We invite you to meet some of the team who have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to make The Able Label what it is.
Katie Ellis, Founder
When she started The Able Label, Katie wanted to create a beautiful range of clothing, which had the added benefit of being extremely comfortable and easier to dress too.
Having previously worked for White Stuff as a Buyer, quality and attention to detail had been ingrained into her and she thought, ‘why not make these great clothes more accessible to everyone?’ So after seeing her grandmother find dressing become increasingly difficult due to Parkinson’s, she did. She created The Able Label.
Sally Bailey, Advisor
A guru in the fashion industry, Sally was previously the CEO at White Stuff and prior to that, was Brand Director at Miss Selfridge.
She is now writing a book on ‘Good Work: How To Succeed In Business Without Selling Your Soul’. With her wealth of retail knowledge and appreciation for socially aware businesses, she has provided invaluable support and guidance to The Able Label.
John Llewelyn, Garment Designer
John has been designing for some of the biggest names in the business for almost 30 years. Now working on bespoke items, he has been vital in creating our designs, which not only consider style but also comfort and functionality for the end wearer. His vast tailoring experience has proved invaluable. As with everything The Able Label strives to do, attention to detail is at the heart of everything John does.
Nikki Rose, Garment Technician
The extremely talented Nikki, has taken the designs and customer feedback on board to create the best fitting and most functional garment whilst maintaining style. She has also ensured that all garments are passing strict quality testing and been involved in garment fit sessions to create beautiful styles which are more comfortable and easier to get on and off.
Jo Fry, Marketing and Press
Ian Murrells, Photographer
Ian’s photography perfectly captures the style and essence of The Able Label. He specialises in fashion and portrait photoshoots so is an expert in capturing personality. This is perfect for us as we wanted to get across that The Able Label is a lifestyle brand – it is not about age or ability, it is about making the most of every situation.
Mei An Collier, Stylist
With an impeccable eye for style and a perfectionist attitude, Mei An helped take the The Able Label photoshoot from concept to assisting on the day.
Her enthusiasm and sheer love for the job, was contagious and got everyone motivated and meant we got all the shots we needed to on a very tight schedule.
Natacha Derian, Hair and Make-up
Nat is an established international make-up artist who specialises in fashion. She has worked with a number of prestigious magazines including Grazia, Marie-Claire and Cosmopolitan as well as working behind the scenes at London and Paris Fashion Weeks and red carpet events. This experience has shone through our fashion shoots with Nat keeping the models looking their best.
Nikki Belding, Hair and Make-up
Making all the volunteers on our photoshoot look and feel their best, Nikki is one of our incredible hair and make-up artists.
Want to know how the team worked together to produce The Able Label's first collection? Coming soon is our blog 'from Research to Rail' - a look at every stage of the production of our garments and the promotion of it.