Action for the elderly

prototype, living, elderly, Impact Incubator

Providing clothes alteration service to produce adaptive clothing for the elderly to overcome dressing problems



Elderly people, especially those who are physically less agile or bed bound, often find changing clothes a challenging action. The venture introduces clothes alteration service to provide adaptive clothing for these elderly so that they can get dressed more easily. Clothes alteration service includes adding velcros and zippers, making wheelchairs pants and anti-stripe jumpers, etc. The venture aims to improve the quality of life and well-being of the elderly and alleviate the pressure of caregivers. With the adaptive clothing, the elderly can change clothes even without help and their willingness to go out for social life will be enhanced.

Retired women workers of the garment industry will be recruited to do the clothes alteration, providing job opportunities for them and increasing their income. Products will be sold at a discounted price to elderly with economic hardship.

Name of Organisation

Home Care Apparel Company Limited

Approved Funding Amount


Funding Period (Status)

1 year (Ended)


  • Altered 90 pieces of clothing for 29 elderly people
  • Recruited four retired women for clothes alteration
  • Collaborated with 12 NGOs and held eight briefing sessions to promote adaptive clothing