Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tommy Hilfiger launches adapted children's clothing

By Louise Kinross

Great news for parents.

Runway of Dreams has partnered with Tommy Hilfiger to produce the first mainstream line of clothing with adaptations for youth with disabilities built in.

The clothing, for children up to size 20, can be ordered online and includes a pair of US$39.50 boy's jeans with these alterations: adjustable waistband; magnet system and velcro on fly, instead of zipper for easy open and close; modified fly that looks like typical fly; and loop button system inside hem to adjust length.

A boy's button-down shirt is opened and closed with concealed magnets in the front and on the cuffs that remove the need for fiddly buttoning.

Girls' t-shirts and dresses have a centre-opening at the back that uses magnets for easy access.

Go to Runway of Dreams to watch their video about how the line came to be.

Photo by Richard Cormin