A womenswear company giving creative expressions to individuals with developmental disabilities. This company empowers individuals to follow their love of art and fashion and not to let their disability hold them back from sharing their talents with the fashion world. Alivia aims to give purpose and voice to the previously unheard, showcasing the many talents and abilities of people with disabilities — and pushing the fashion industry further towards inclusivity.
This Canadian based fashion designer has created an inclusive fashion line called IZ Adaptive. It is her fashion house goal to create fashions that great looking, well-fitting, and functional for everyone. This dream Izzy Camilleri’s came from the late Toronto Star journalist, Barbara Turnball, who became a quadriplegic after being shot in a robbery. Turnball had come to Camilleri in search of a cape. From this experience, they now offer fashions for women, men, and non-gender specific options. They even have a campaign called, Perfect Fit, to help bring awareness to all of the amazing things individuals with disabilities do daily. Prices range from $16-$425.
Nike FlyEase shoes have an easy-entry footwear design that makes it easier for people to put tennis shoes on independently. Instead of the traditional tie shoelaces, the FlyEase shoe lines have zippers, Velcro adjustable straps, or fold down heels for several models. They make shoes for men, women, and children. Shoe prices range from $45-$140.
Tommy Hilfiger became the first major fashion brand to launch an adaptive fashion line. The Tommy Adaptive Line is for men, women, and children. They are designed for easy closures, fit for prosthetic, seated wear, and easy movement. This line offers everything from everyday wear to business clothing options.
We know a parent will do anything for their child and that is exactly what Nikki Green did in 2018. The Victory Adaptive Collection was created to make swimwear for children with condition that include limited range of motion, partial or complete paralysis, and poor muscle tone available. Their suits help parents and the wearer a suit that is adaptable and accessible. Bonus, they are really great designs.
Runway of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization that
works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in
the fashion industry for people with disabilities. Founded on the
basis that clothing is a basic human need, the Foundation develops, delivers and supports programs and events that celebrate
people’s differences, break down stereotypes, highlight the need
for mainstream adaptive apparel and showcase people with disabilities in fashion.
Disney just released their line of inclusive Halloween costumes! Below is a link to the GMA story on these amazing costumes.