Three years ago, Mindy Scheier started Runway of Dreams, an organization that provides more adaptive clothing for those with disabilities. Inspired by her son with muscular dystrophy, Scheier is on a mission to create fashionable adaptable clothing with features like magnet closures, alternate ways to get in and out, and adjustable waistbands and lengths.
After modifying apparel from retailers like Target, Kohl’s and Wal-Mart, Scheier realized the next step was to partner with fashion designers to adapt their own collections for the disabled. Tommy Hilfiger is the first to create an adaptive collection for children, Fashionista reports.
The 22-piece collection is available for purchase on Tommy.com today, and his customer service team is fully trained to answer questions about the range. The pieces go for anywhere from $18.50 to $42.50, and there are already two future collections in the works.
Despite this success, Runway of Dreams still has work to go to make adaptive clothing lines mainstream. Next up, working on women’s and men’s collections as well. “It’s an enormous department that’s not serviced by the industry,” Scheier said. There’s so much opportunity.”