Clothing for the Disabled How Stuff Works

“The fashion industry has some catching up to do when it comes to considering people with disabilities. That’s according to the results of a recent study, which surveyed 113 people with mobility impairments. The findings showed that about half of the respondents were unable to attend events like weddings, school dances and job interviews or even work out because they couldn’t find appropriate clothing.”

Recently I was interviewed by Alia Hoyt of “How Stuff Works” to address the lack of fashionable options designed for the disabled community.

The industry designs clothing for tall, short and plus size people, yet ignores the fact that there are millions of people in the US living with a disability.

Please read the article to have a better understanding of some of the challenges that this growing demographic faces.

(Sorry that I fell off the face of the earth and haven’t been writing posts more frequently. I am alive and well. I have been very busy working on volunteer projects in my community. I promise to return shortly).

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What do you think of my new satin vintage turban? I purchased it on Rubylane.com. Are you as obsessed with vintage clothing as I? Then this is a must-view site. My faux-fur coat was designed by SHRIMPS. I wrote a blog post about it last year thanking Governor Cuomo and his Tax Rebate plan, which of course incentivized me to purchase it on Netaporter.com. (Because really now, why would you save money and not spend every last dollar on fashion?).  The velvet pants were purchased years ago at Saks. The houndstooth gloves were purchased last year at Bloomingdales.com.

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