The covers are made from plastic with adjustable leather straps, and come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and designs. They are available in ready-to-wear, as well as custom-designed options.
Its founders McCauley Wanner, who serves as art director, and Ryan Palibroda, its technology director, explain that lack of cover options inspired them to start the company.
“You can dress the rest of your body in different shirts, dresses, shorts, pants, etc,” Wanner says in The Huffington Post, “but until now you couldn’t do that with your prosthesis. It has always just been this medical ‘thing’ that has nothing to do with one’s mood, body, an activity, or an event.”
Both Wanner and Palibroda note in the feature that they have developed strong relationships with their customers. What customers don’t talk about, however, is what brought them to visit the site in the first place.
“We never try to focus on people’s limb-loss or their ‘amputation story.’ We actually don’t know most of their stories,” Wanner explains.
“Amputations don’t define people, and to be completely honest, it really has nothing to do with what we are doing. We are simply giving people another product to coordinate with their wardrobe,” Wanner adds.
For more information, visit ALLELES Design Studio.
[Source: The Huffington Post]