OUR MISSION

​We empower adults of all abilities and their caregivers using Fashion Design, Industrial Design, ​and art as a path to achieve ​financial independence, dignity and artistic recognition.

What is aZul?

 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing creative design programs for individuals with disabilities.
​We offer alternative art programs as a post secondary program to adults with disabilities and their caregivers and/or families. ​We believe that everyone deserves opportunities to develop their artistic strengths, self expression, and to get empowered to start their own brand! 

Our programs are flexibly tailored and emphasize teamwork as a Creative (the apprentice) and Collaborator (the caregiver able to continue concepts at home), while providing professional health support, creative training, workforce skills development and interactive activities. We focus on exploring various techniques, re-purposing recycled materials and an awareness for sustainability. ​​At the end, we connect our teams with local venues to ​showcase and market their brand as an artist and business venture.

​**Hablamos español

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​​Our Eco-Friendly Program

Fashion Design oriented, our program focuses on learning the tools of the trade to design artistic, hand made garments. At the end we connect Creatives to local shops and venues to showcase their own work!

Send us an email to get notified and up to date for our future seasons! Applications are no longer accepted by we allow early signup for the next future seasons.

​Pre-Employment Preparation

In collaboration with various organizations, we host workshops to develop networking, customer service and various soft skills..

​As a hands on learning experience, participants interpret material to create an artistic piece from fabric. At the end all pieces are displayed at an exhibition showcase where participants attend as a networking event for real life experience.

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Interest Based

Learn more about some of our other potential programs: Self Portrait of the Inner Self, Brighten Blue, and Self Care for Better Living!

We also tailor and provide inclusive activities for organizations and public events. ​These are structured to your needs and we can provide for all ability levels.

​Please reach out to us by email or phone!

CREATIVES AT WORK

The Follow The Thread program is a WONDERFUL class for anyone with a passion for design. As a teen, I discovered my passion through a hobby of mine. From there, I decided I wanted to become a designer. Follow The Thread has allowed me to follow my passion and turn it into a business. Through this, I can do what I love and follow my dreams. Definitely, this program is perfect for anyone with a passion for design and wants to turn it into a business!

Devin, Designer & Creative

Follow The Thread is an amazing fashion design program that provided the tools for my daughter to take her passion for fashion to the next level! Sandra Raffaelli and Jeanette Vanderhorst lead by example, positively influencing and developing creative thinking and execution skills in design and necessary skills in business.

Liz, Mother & Collaborator

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aZul - Fashion, Art & Design, Inc. (formerly aZul For Better Living, Inc) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides training programs in fashion design, industrial design and the arts for adults with disabilities and their families. We promote creative support services to help develop individual skills, financial independence, dignity and artistic recognition.

 

ph: 954.600.5330   |   email: info@azulfashionartdesign.org

2635 Old Okeechobee Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33409