If you're already beginning to compile your list of Irish businesses to support during the festive shopping season, read on.
Chariot is an Irish owned clothing company with a focus on creating clothes that are "inclusive and eco-conscious by nature". The business looks to tackle ill-fitting clothes for wheelchair users, while bearing in mind the impact fast fashion has on our planet.
Chariot is the brainchild of Nathan Kirwan, who's been a wheelchair user since sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2013. The clothing line, developed in collaboration with his sister Aisling, is inspired by the theme of the outdoors and features artwork designed in Cork.
Speaking about the business, Nathan said:
There are huge challenges and adjustments to a new life as a wheelchair user and one such challenge is clothing. The clothes I once wore just did not fit right or they were difficult to get on. From frustration, I developed trousers for wheelchair users that are designed around a sitting position with a few subtle unique features that make these trousers more comfortable and practical.
The clothing line features sweatshirts, t-shirts, sunglasses, hats, and hoodies. All the pieces are made from organic and regenerated cotton, recycled polyester and bamboo, which Chariot source from local suppliers. There are trousers and shorts specially cut for wheelchair users with higher waists at the back, deeper pockets and other carefully considered features. You can browse the clothes and accessories available on the Chariot WEBSITE now.
Header image via Instagram/thisischariot