Recently, Tommy Hilfiger was in news for all right reasons. In collaboration with Runway of Dreams, a non-profit organization, the American fashion brand has launched the first designer-name adaptive collection for children.
Runaway of Dreams is a non-profit organization, founded by Mindy Scheier in 2013, which aims at adapting mainstream clothing for the differently-abled community. The inspiration to start this came when Scheier didn’t want her son, who was diagnosed with a rare case of muscular dystrophy, to have limited choices in clothing. And this organization turned out to be a blessing for many other specially-abled.
This makes me think as to why all major brands haven’t already adapted their own collections for the specially-abled. It shouldn’t be much surprising as it took long enough for brands and retailers to add plus-size departments to their regular outlets.
It is not only hard to find clothes for individuals but also there is no creativity in the line. While it is good that manufacturer thinks of accessibility and comfort but why not style? Style does not translate into bling and sequins. Colorful patters and style with keeping needs in mind is not a hard task to accomplish. It is also wrong of most of us to think that individuals with needs do not care what they wear. Have you ever noticed when you try to dress individual with attire they hate, they put on a fight? It is proven that dressing up boosts confidence and makes an individual happy.
They don’t want sympathy. They want respect.
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