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Adaptive Clothing

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Project Team Members: Pat Quinn, Kris Goulet

Adaptive Clothing is an innovative and fashionable adaptive clothing line designed for women who require the assistance of a caregiver to get dressed.

How does your project remove barriers for people with disabilities and/or aging populations?

Our clothing line eases the effort and reduces the time required for assistive dressing for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.

Where did the idea for your project come from?

Kris was involved in dressing her aging mother who lived with Alzheimer’s, and she realized there had to be an easier and more efficient way. We realized that clothing was not designed for a two-person dressing experience, and set out to design a clothing line that would facilitate a positive dressing experience.

What are the goals and objectives of your project?

Our goal was to develop an inventory of adaptive clothing products for resale. This involved research, market validation, and design and manufacturing.

Who is the target audience for your project?

Our clothing line is geared towards aging and disabled women and their caregivers/family members.

What did you and your team gain from being involved in the Accessibility Project?

Through our involvement in the Accessibility Project, we were able to manufacture our first collection, which was piloted at a long-term care home with great results.