Jessie Sadler has made it her mission to create inclusive clothing, after witnessing the difficulties her mum had dressing herself after a fall.

Making clothing for the 20% of the Australian population with a disability, Sadler’s brand Christina Stephens has gone from strength to strength in its first year.

Founded in March 2020, the brand has since launched on Australian adaptive fashion eTailer Every Human and in The Iconic’s Adaptive Edit, has featured on the runway at Brisbane Fashion Month and London Fashion Week, has put community casting calls out for disabled models and has lobbied the Australian fashion industry to feature disabled models in their campaigns and to create clothing for them.

"Gone are the days where adaptive clothing is almost exclusively catering for the elderly,” Sadler said.

"We’re seeing a lot more modern, edgier retailers and brands entering the space, which is great to see… now we just need to get Myer and David Jones on board,” she said.

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November 03, 2021 — Clare Puki