In perhaps one of the best start-up pitches at Inspirefest to date, Irish sisters Ailbhe and Izzy Keane dazzled the audience with their stylish solution for wheelchair users.
Izzy Wheels produces unique wheel covers for wheelchairs that allow users to express their individuality and personality.
Founder Ailbhe Keane explained to the Inspirefest 2017 audience how the idea was inspired by her younger sister, Izzy, who was born with spina bifida. Izzy was always looking for ways to express her personality and style through her wheelchair, the way many of us do through our clothing.
Now, with Izzy Wheels’ lightweight plastic wheel covers from 22 designers (including many high-profile names), wheelchair users the world over can express themselves with a spark of style.
Words by Elaine Burke