We’re Spoonie Threads, makers of adaptive essentials that combine function and style. We’re about individuality, not limitations. We believe everything you wear should make you feel comfortable and confident. Our insulin pump belts are designed to be soft and breathable. Our trach pads are absorbent and so plush they feel like you’re resting your chin on a cloud. We make sensory-friendly bodysuits in fun bright colors. We are passionate about creating products that simplify life, increase safety, and improve self-esteem while allowing people to express their unique personal style.
Dr. Sanchez first saw a need for adaptive apparel in 2015. In 2018 Saba joined the team to launch partnerships with fashion companies who saw the need for inclusive design, such as Zappos Adaptive and American Eagle's Aerie brand.
Since then, the adaptive clothing market has exploded into a global movement. We realized that we couldn’t meet all the needs of the chronically ill community, so we branched off from Abilitee Adaptive Wear to form Spoonie Threads.
What is a Spoonie?
The Spoon Theory is an analogy to describe what daily life is like when living with chronic illnesses or disabilities, originally created by Christine Miserandino. Imagine that a handful of spoons represents the amount of energy one has in a single day. Every single task – like showering, getting dressed, and eating breakfast – costs a spoon. A chronically ill individual might run out of spoons before lunchtime, while a healthy individual may have spoons to spare at the end of the day. People with a chronic illness consciously and constantly take the number of spoons into consideration when making choices in their daily activities. This simple analogy helps explain the compromises that chronically ill individuals must make in order to persevere each and every day.
Click here to read Christine Miserandino’s original piece on the Spoon Theory.
Life is challenging enough living with a chronic illness. At Spoonie Threads we aim to make it just a little bit better, and a little bit brighter. Enjoy our adaptive apparel and accessories that bring style, comfort, and confidence.