Local manufacturer, designer and exporter of calming sensory clothing for children and adults, JettProof, has been named the 2017 Lake Macquarie Business of the Year.
JettProof was commended for its passion and commitment to helping individuals and families in need. The business, created by Director Michelle Ebbin four years ago won four awards including excellence in branding and marketing, innovation, and entrepreneurship, as well as top honours as this year's Lake Macquarie Business of the Year.
“We are incredibly honoured to be recognised among other outstanding local businesses. JettProof has always been a journey of the heart, it is truly uplifting to know our work is not only making a difference to families but that we are contributing to the Lake Macquarie business community," said Michelle.
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JettProof was created by Michelle for her son, Jett. He was diagnosed with severe Autism, Global Development Delay and Sensory Processing Disorder at the age of 3. With up to 12 meltdowns before lunch time most days, Michelle was desperate to find a product to help Jett stay calm, focused and responsive to language and instructions.
A global search did not locate a suitable sensory based garment for special needs children that would gently self-regulate a child and could be worn under normal clothing every day, and for all seasons.
With more than 20 years of clothing manufacturing, design, export and marketing experience and an entrepreneurial spirit, Michelle decided to develop her own solution.
JettProof clothing and undergarments are now sold worldwide to individuals and families living with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and Anxiety.
JettProof undergarments are made from Calmtex, a lightweight, breathable, high quality sensory fabric which was designed for sensory care. The clothing can be comfortably worn 24/7 under clothing all year round.
“We love being able to help so many families worldwide. Our products are manufactured in Australia to the highest standards and we have kept our pricing,” explained Michelle.
“When people meet us for the first time, we are often greeted with a heart-felt thank you, or sometimes tears. The passion for what we do grows every day and we are always on the lookout for new ways to help individuals and families,” she said.
For more information visit www.jettproof.com.au