The stars were in alignment for sisters Gisela-Elisabeth Winkler and Sigrid Ladig. While caring for infirm relatives, they went hunting for undergarments that were simpler to put on and take off. They asked around in the specialty shops: nothing. They looked online. Not a lot. But that didn’t stop them.
Sigrid, a seamstress, designed patterns for new undergarments, and now – at an age when most people are thinking about retiring rather than launching a business – the two are selling patented, award-winning underclothes that make life easier for the bedridden or disabled, and for their carers.