Tommy Hilfiger Debuts Adaptive Clothing Line
A major clothing designer is launching a line of apparel just for children with special needs.
Tommy Hilfiger released a line of adaptive clothing on its website Tuesday.
The 22-piece children’s offering is comprised of items that look just like clothing in the company’s regular spring collection, but include magnets, velcro and other modifications to allow for easy on and off for kids with disabilities.
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All of the items are priced the same as the versions for typically-developing kids, the company said.
For the clothing line, Tommy Hilfiger collaborated with the nonprofit Runway of Dreams. Mindy Scheier founded the group – which works to increase the availability of fashionable clothing for kids with special needs – after adapting jeans for her son Oliver who has a rare form of muscular dystrophy and wears leg braces.
“Every detail was considered so the clothing is not only functional but looks exactly the same as the TH Kids collection,” Scheier said in a Q-and-A about the new t-shirts, jeans, dresses and other items.
Beyond their work with Tommy Hilfiger, officials with Runway of Dreams said they are looking to work with other brands and designers to make adaptive clothing available for people of all ages with different abilities.
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