What is Adaptive Fashion?

What is Adaptive Fashion?

The clothes we wear, the shoes we slip on, and the way we dress to greet the world say more about us than we realise. After all, fashion is a powerful art-form that allows us to own our narrative, express our individuality, and display our confidence without uttering a single word. 

But not everyone shares the same thrill when they get dressed in the morning. 

Currently, 15% of the world’s population is experiencing some form of disability. In Australia, 20% of people have trouble dressing, finding clothes that fit, and owning their individual style. 

Despite this staggering figure, mainstream fashion has historically been slow to address the needs of differently-abled and elderly people. 

Buttons and zippers impede those with one-hand or limited dexterity. 

Pants and jeans are ill-fitting for people in wheelchairs and those who wear leg braces. 

Shoelaces are troublesome for those with a limb difference and sneakers rarely accommodate leg braces. 

Although adaptive clothes exist to overcome these challenges, the clothes are often poor quality, overly focused on function, and lack sophistication and style. 

Adaptive fashion revolutionises all of that. 

Adaptive fashion is specialised clothing that blends fashion and function to make getting dressed easier, pain-free, and convenient for differently-abled people. It recognises that every one of us, irrespective of our age and body-type, has our own sense of style, so it offers trendy clothing that adapts to us. 

Instead of fiddly buttons, it’s stylish magnetic closures that attach like magic.  

Instead of long shoelaces, it’s one-handed zippers that make slipping on trendy sneakers a breeze. 

It’s jeans that are designed with a raised waist at the back and adjustable hems so they fit perfectly whether you’re in a wheelchair, wearing a leg brace, or have different body proportions. 

It’s any alteration designed to help you get dressed, feel empowered, and show up as your best self, irrespective of your age or how able-bodied you are. 

As the world continues to cry out for inclusivity, we’re proud to see brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Nike, starting to rise up and offer adaptive fashion to the disabled community. 

But the movement doesn’t stop there. 

At EveryHuman, we’ve scoured the globe to bring you the best brands that intertwine function and fashion. Who live and breathe the challenges of getting dressed, and are determined to create a better, inclusive future. 

We’ve partnered with BILLY Footwear, so you can sport the trendiest sneakers. 

IZ Adaptive, so you can fit perfectly into stylish, groundbreaking clothes whether you’re seated or standing.   

And Slick Chicks, so you can fasten your underwear with ease. 

We’ve made it our mission to find the latest and greatest adaptive fashion brands and bring them to this platform so you can shop with confidence and spend more time doing what matters to you. 

Because every human deserves to look good and feel good. 


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