Adaptive and Inclusive Clothing Solutions
How it Makes Life Easier for People with a Disability
According to the CDC, more than 61 million people in the U.S. have a disability, of which 3.6% report having difficulties with daily living activities such as dressing themselves. One can only imagine the frustration, insecurity, and confidence issues that arise form not being able to actively dress yourself.
Recently, fashion brands have begun to provide on-trend clothing with new styles, combining fashion and technology for people with a variety of disabilities. Enter, adaptive apparel. This term refers to clothing designed specifically for people with disabilities who find it difficult to dress independently or those with sensory issues who are sensitive to certain textures and materials. For instance, adaptive apparel is targeted at people with joint pain, arthritis, or other disabilities which cause them to have trouble dressing. For example, it can be extremely painful for a person with arthritis to button a shirt, button or zip their trousers, or to even pin a tie clasp.
Adaptive clothing uses different features such as magnets or Velcro to make dressing easier, while still having the outward appearance of typical clothing. Magnets increasingly tend to be the preferred solution by many with disabilities due to the difficulty some have in releasing the Velcro grip once joined.
Having clothing that has been adapted can make such a positive difference in a person’s life by giving them the independence to continue to dress themselves or enable others to dress them with ease and comfort. For instance, as people age and get older, they often find that things they once did with ease have become a bit more difficult than it used to be. Things once taken for granted and previously done without giving the task a second thought, may become something with which they now have to take more time or may need assistance. Dressing is one of these things.
Dressing independently is something we would all like to be able to do ourselves with ease and go about our daily lives, however, this is more difficult for some more than others, especially for seniors. Therefore, adaptive clothing for seniors is welcomed and needed in helping in this essential day-to-day task. Thus, adaptive, and inclusive clothing has become an essential not just for seniors, but for all who struggle with the basics of dressing.
Maggies to the RescueFor many, however, it is financially difficult to purchase a whole new wardrobe featuring adaptive functions. That is where Maggie’s fashion magnets come to the rescue as a tried-and-true solution addressing the need for inclusive adaptive functionality without the cost of a new wardrobe. Making the clothes you currently own more adaptive is not only time efficient, but it can also make a world of difference allowing you to wear your favorite clothing without being hindered by your disabilities.
Maggies are fashion magnets designed to securely attach fabrics together without pins, buttons, zippers, Velcro, or knots. With magnetic clasps, you can create your own clothing and accessories, or just upgrade the ones you have in little to no time!
Maggies will help ease the pain, ease the difficulty, ease the frustration, and ease the cost of dressing yourself. Maggies literally transforms your wardrobe in an instance. They hold together the fabric of your choice, while leaving your materials completely unharmed.
Maggies are your way to stay connected with fashion trends. Anything you buy can be transformed into an adaptive piece of apparel with Maggies magnets.
With Maggies, there’s no excuse for not having something to wear! Revamp your clothing, create a new look, or replace your whole wardrobe with your favorite fabrics.
By the way, Maggies are not a toy, and should not be used by children. In case of ingestion, seek immediate medical attention. Not advised for pacemaker wearers.
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