Adaptive clothing for women and men that is stylish and functional

Paul J. Carlson

For a very long time, the fashion industry left people with disabilities behind. The few clothing options available were shapeless, drab and closer to hospital garb than anything that could come off a New York runway. “There’s been this stereotype that we can’t take care of ourselves, which means we can’t be fashionable,” says Chelsie Hill, a 28-year-old dancer and model who’s been using a wheelchair ever since a spinal cord injury left her paraplegic at 17.

In this article

  1. What is adaptive clothing?
  2. Where to shop for adaptive clothing
  3. Best stylish adaptive clothes to shop

As discussions around inclusivity in fashion picked up in fervor over the last two years (searches for adaptive fashion increased by 80 percent in 2019, according to fashion platform Lyst), brands like UGGs and American Eagle have reacted, launching lines of adaptive clothing, apparel that is some combination of adjustable, accessible and

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Upcycling Is The Coolest Part Of The Ethical Fashion Movement

Paul J. Carlson

Would you pay $1000 for a hoody? What about if it was a hoody assembled from scraps of fabric that had been left behind in the process of making another, likely cheaper piece of clothing, would you buy that? Should a hoody made in this principled way command a higher-than-average retail value, or does the fact that it was born of ‘waste’ materials mean that it should cost less? And what would buying it say about you? Are you helping to solve the problem of clothing waste by buying offcuts, or are you just buying more clothes?

A wave of ethical, ecologically empathetic design is rolling through the fashion and beauty industries – including Everlane, Pangaia, Veja, and The Ordinary – and ‘big’ brands can’t afford to ignore the tide. According to the latest report from campaign group Fashion Revolution, big brands (those with a minimum turnover of £320million)

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Best offers on clothing from Nike, Asos, H&M and more

Paul J. Carlson

The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses have been closed since lockdown began on 23 March.

It’s had a detrimental impact on fashion shops across the UK. B2B magazine, Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things also look bleak.

Debenhams is closing five more stores across the UK, while Oasis and Warehouse have both permenantly closed after administraitors failed to find a buyer, which also includes around 2,000 jobs losses.

That said, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15 June, a move which will include clothes shops, in the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.

As an army of shops prepare to open their doors to the public for the first time in months, many

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This Is Why You’ll Probably Buy A Lot of Your Summer Fashion on Amazon

Paul J. Carlson

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Amazon has new summer sales on tap this year amid rumors that it has pushed back Prime Day.

The Seattle-based e-tailer told FN it plans to hold a fashion summer sales event later this month. Select sellers have been invited to participate, and the deals are expected to start June 22 and last for between one week and 10 days.

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“The Big Style Sale is slated to take place later this month and will include seasonally-relevant deals from both established and smaller fashion brands. We are delighted to help brands connect with our vast global customer base for this event,” Amazon told FN.

The summer sales event will likely allow some sellers to unload excess inventory — a problem that many retailers have reported during the coronavirus crisis. As of now, it’s unclear what items will be included in

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