asos is selling accessible clothing for disabled people

The online retailer is leading the way with inclusive design.

by Annie Lord
05 July 2018, 11:26am

Images via Asos

Feeling comfortable in your clothes can dictate whether you have a good day or a bad day. If your jumper is made of itchy fabric you’ll end up wanting to scratch your skin off with a fork. If your jeans are too small it will feel as though the zipper is ripping you in half. Yes, wearing clothes that are designed with your shape in mind is crucially important. But while the conversation around developing garments for all sizes has been going for a while now, the need for clothing made specifically for disabled people is hugely flagging behind.

No wonder everyone is so excited that para-athlete and BBC reporter Chloe Ball-Hopkins has teamed up with ASOS to manufacture a jumpsuit specifically with wheelchair users in mind.

The pink tie-dye jumpsuit, which costs £50, is fully waterproof and it has a soft jersey lining on the inside. It also has a longer hemline for the jacket at the back which prevents it from riding up.

Many people have praised the online retailer for working with disabled people to develop an accessible product.

This is not the first time ASOS has been hailed for its inclusivity. Last month the brand was praised for using unedited photos of models with back rolls and featuring amputee Mama Cāx in their activewear campaign.