Having comfortable, well-fitting clothing is essential for children, allowing them to focus on play, school and other activities, and to easier gain acceptance from their peers. For children with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities, finding comfortable, fashionable and accessible clothing can be difficult.
Mindy Scheier, founder of the non-profit organization Runway of Dreams, is setting out to change that. Scheier has partnered with Tommy Hilfiger to create a clothing line featuring adaptive clothing for children with disabilities.
According to an article by TODAY, “The collection is the same as Tommy Hilfiger’s existing children’s collection, except that the pieces have been modified so they’re easier for kids with disabilities to wear.” Changes to the clothing can include small adjustments such as replacing zippers or buttons with magnets, adjusting pants or sleeve lengths, and waistbands that can be adjusted.
The clothing modifications were created by Scheier, and inspired by the needs of her son, who has muscular dystrophy, as well as other children with disabilities. Scheier is hoping to expand her design to other brands, and to include accessible clothing options for adults with disabilities as well. Available below is a Fox13 story about Runway of Dreams.
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