Veterans of the Great War

Prosthetics have the power to change people’s lives. The story of Painted Fabrics shows how prosthetics helped WWI soldiers rebuild their lives after returning injured from the front line. Growing out of an art class in 1915 for men who had been disabled during war service, Painted Fabrics Ltd. grew into a commercial business producing first-class merchandise for purchase in the open market and employing 47 disabled soldiers with ‘only 56 undamaged arms and 50 undamaged legs between them’.