Buying clothing as a Christmas gift can be a daunting task, but our first featured gift provider: Janska, makes it simple with their beautiful, adaptive clothing. They make sure that style and comfort is at the heart of everything they do, asking the question: "Do I love to wear this?" Janska is a company that creates adaptive clothing that looks great, is comfortable and brings dignity to the wearer, which is why we felt they would be a great gift idea for this holiday season!
This summer we had the pleasure of attending the Pioneer Network conference in Denver, Colorado, an event that brings together like-minded people who are interested in culture change and innovative ideas for care. One of our team's favourite parts of this event was a fashion show put on by Janska which featured models from a local elder living campus: Christian Living Community. The event was a hit for both models and attendees, showing off pieces that challenge the mold of traditional adaptive clothing by focusing on style in addition to comfort. According to the demonstrations by the models and the quick outfit changes they made for the fashion show, the clothes truly were easy to change into and out of with ease.There was everything from day wear to outerwear, each item more beautiful than the last. One thing that was apparent was that the women were truly proud to be wearing this clothing and their confidence exemplified this.
We were inspired by Janska's ability to make a product that not only gave the wearer dignity by making it easy to use, but also making a beautiful product that anyone would be proud to wear. As is the belief in person centred care, the person is the first priority; it is important to honour that in every aspect of care, including when it comes to clothing choices.
Here is a message from Jan Erikson herself on one of the great styles they have this holiday season!
Janska started with a dream to bring comfort, warmth and style to a friend who no longer could dress herself. Research has shown that when we know we look good, we feel better, and that having easy-on clothing reduces stress for everyone involved in getting dressed. And being cold or chilled also adds stress. Janska’s Reader’s Wrap is designed bring ease, warmth, comfort and style to men and women who are often seated in a chair or in bed. The back of the cape is shorter so it won’t bunch up. The top pocket is perfect for glasses and the two generous front pockets keep cell phones, books or other necessities handy. Offered in five energizing colors, the Reader’s Wrap is sewn in USA with luxurious non-pill imported easy-care Polar Fleece fabric. The Reader’s Wrap can be found at https://janska.com/reader-s-wrap-2723.html
Be sure to check out Janska's website to see all of their styles and stay tuned for more gift ideas in the days to come!