Ailbhe is the founder and creative director of Izzy Wheels, a brand of stylish wheel covers for wheelchairs. Izzy Wheels collaborate with artists from all over the world to transform wheelchairs into a piece of fashion and self-expression. Their tagline is ‘If you can’t stand up, stand out’.
The concept began as Ailbhe’s final year project in NCAD in 2016. She noticed her sister Izzy’s wheelchair didn’t reflect her bright and bubbly personality. Together the sisters designed a range of stylish wheel covers to bridge the gap between disability and fashion. After going completely viral online Izzy Wheels quickly grew from a college project into a global brand.
They have since collaborated with 50 famous designers on their limited edition wheel cover collections. They have been the top story in some of the world’s biggest publications including Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle, Forbes, TechCrunch, Vice, Oprah Magazine, Good Morning America, The Late Late Show, and BBC Three Amazing Humans. Following viral online success, and 14 national awards, Izzy Wheels are now selling in 35 countries. Both sisters were both named on Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2018.