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Fashionable jeans made for your needs and your style.

WE'RE GOING TO FILL A NEED.

Everyone wears jeans, right? It's not as easy for for someone who has limited mobility, lack of finger dexterity, or a broken arm. Jeans can be difficult to get on and off and they can be uncomfortable for people with any of these issues. It doesn't matter whether you're young or old, a veteran, in a wheelchair, walking with braces, or have a sprained ankle. The available selection that addresses these needs are limited and are generally not in step with current fashion trends. And that is especially true for denim.

We have created a collection of styles in denim that look just as good as other premium denim lines in the stores but our jeans combine functionality with style.

HERE'S HOW WE'LL DO IT.

We'll make 4 styles according to what customers have asked for:

'A JEAN' shown in color/finish: Wax Blue
'A JEAN' shown in color/finish: Wax Blue
  • The A JEAN will be sized for men, women, and kids
  • Cone Mills Denim 10.5 oz./light stretch
  • Side-seam zippers that open to the hips, making the jeans easier to get on and off
  • Zipper-pulls of rubber string that are removable
  • Optional zippers placed at the hem for braces or amputees (special order for now)
  • The waist sits higher in the back
  • Faux front pockets and back yoke seam
  • Cell phone pocket on the leg
  • Hook and bar waist fastener with non-functional button outside (it has a closed buttonhole so it appears to be functional)
  • Choice of finishes/colors as noted in rewards

'WCH JEAN' shown in color/finish: Bright Rinse
'WCH JEAN' shown in color/finish: Bright Rinse
  • The WCH JEAN will be sized for men and women
  • Cone Mills Denim 10.5 oz./light stretch with Super-Soft Denim 8.5 oz. on the seat, doubled so no seams rub against the skin
  • Leg pocket with catheter zip that works with a sports leg bag (stitch design of pocket shown is not complete)
  • Center front zipper is extra long
  • Faux front pockets and back yoke seam
  • Hook and bar waist fastener with non-functional button outside (it has a closed buttonhole so it appears to be functional)
  • Choice of finishes/colors as noted in rewards

'SENSORY JEAN' shown in color/finish: Bright Rinse
'SENSORY JEAN' shown in color/finish: Bright Rinse
  • The SENSORY JEAN will be sized for kids only
  • Cone Mills Denim 10.5 oz./light stretch OR Super-Soft Denim 8.5 oz. 
  • No zipper, rivets, or harsh seams inside
  • Extra-soft sanding inside 
  • Elastic waist
  • In place of a side seam, shown above is the pin-tuck in its place (on outside)
  • Back pocket reinforcing bar-tacks are sewn not to the inside but are made to look authentic, same with beltloops (just enough to be durable)
  • Faux front pockets and back yoke seam
  • Choice of finishes/colors as noted in rewards
'Sweatpant' shown in color/finish: Bright Rinse and available without elastic leg opening
'Sweatpant' shown in color/finish: Bright Rinse and available without elastic leg opening
  • The SWEATPANT will be sized for men, women, and kids
  • Super-Soft Denim 8.5 oz. 
  • No side seam, just like a typical sweatpant and just as soft
  • Elastic waist with drawstring tie
  • Optional straight leg opening with no elastic
  • Optional leg pocket for wheelchair users 
  • Choice of finishes/colors as noted in rewards

BACKPACK/WHEELCHAIR BAG
BACKPACK/WHEELCHAIR BAG
  • THE BACKPACK/WHEELCHAIR BAG 17.5" length x 13.5" width
  • Top opening, zipper front large pocket, and pocket front with velcro closure
  • Drawcord ends are rubber and shrink-wrapped for durability


WE'LL CUT THE AMERICAN DENIM JEANS IN 5 GREAT COLORS:

Colors left to right: 

COLOR SWATCHES
COLOR SWATCHES
  • BLACK OVERDYE (sanded to blue at accent areas, love this one!) 
  • DARK RINSE
  • CLASSIC BLUE
  • WAX BLUE
  • BRIGHT RINSE 

Colors may vary on your computer screen, live they are and look saturated....

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Obstacles in developing any fashion collection often stem from late fabric deliveries. The chosen month of delivery of rewards reflects the possible extra time needed in the event of a delayed fabric delivery. Having worked domestically and internationally for years with fabric producers and production facilities gives one the experience to see ahead and become a fast problem solver. You learn to ask a lot of questions during the process to make sure any issues are promptly solved!

The experience of having a small clothing business for disabled people addressing individual needs has provided the foundation for this collection. Years of design experience in New York and LA and working with denim specialists here in Los Angeles has resulted in a fashionable, functional collection of adaptive jeans.

With your support through KICKSTARTER, you can make this project come to life. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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    Our American-made denim BACKPACK-doubles-as-a-WHEELCHAIR BAG in Classic Blue or Black Overdye finish. Not too small, not too big!

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    KICKSTARTER LAUNCH PRICE for the kid's SENSORY JEAN...choose from American-made denim in your choice of color: Classic Blue, Dark Rinse, Wax Blue, Black Overdye OR the Super-Soft denim in color Bright Rinse or Dark Rinse.

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    KICKSTARTER LAUNCH PRICE for the Super-Soft denim SWEATPANT for men and women in color Bright Rinse. These pants can be worn by anyone, able-bodied or disabled.

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    KICKSTARTER LAUNCH PRICE for your choice of the A JEAN in American-made denim in any of the available colors: Classic Blue, Dark Rinse, Wax Blue, or Black Overdye OR the WCH JEAN in American denim with Super-Soft denim seat is offered in Bright Rinse or Dark Rinse.

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    SUPPORTER....with a heartfelt thank you, you'll be listed on our website as an early advocate (unless you decline to be noted) and we'll keep you abreast of important developments.

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    KICKSTARTER LAUNCH PRICE: choose your JEAN style and finish from the selection in the $75 or $80 rewards and we'll also include the BACKPACK-doubles-as-a-WHEELCHAIR BAG.

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    KICKSTARTER LAUNCH PRICE: 1 pair of JEANS, any style, any finish from the $80 rewards PLUS 1 pair of SWEATPANTS, men or women OR.... 2 pairs of SWEATPANTS.

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    KICKSTARTER LAUNCH PRICE: 2 pairs of JEANS (any style, any finish) and the BACKPACK/WHEELCHAIR BAG and a SUPPORTER mention on our website. We'll keep you abreast of the great things you help to make happen.

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    We'll make a custom jean for you! They'll be modeled on a favorite pair of jeans you currently own (that you will temporarily loan to us) and made in the fabric and finish of your choice. We'll also mention you as a SUPPORTER on our website and keep you informed of important developments.

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    We'll make a custom jean for you and send you a SWEATPANT. The custom jean will be modeled on a favorite pair of jeans you currently own (that you will temporarily loan to us) and made in the fabric and finish of your choice. You'll be invited to a chef's dinner at the home of Founder and Designer of ABL Denim, Stephanie Alves. Of course, we'll also mention you as a SUPPORTER on our website and keep you informed of important developments. (Transportation to Los Angeles not included for you and your guest.)

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