Democratising fashion

Image courtesy of Marks & Spencer

Image courtesy of Marks & Spencer


The fashion world has been hit with increasing criticism for its lack of inclusivity in recent years, not least in the realm of accessible fashion.

Basic daily tasks, such as getting dressed, can for some people pose challenges that many clothing designers have up to this point failed to consider. Given that 15% of the world’s population experience some form of disability, it’s surprising that the movement towards adaptive clothing is only now gaining traction.

Thankfully, big brands are beginning to answer the call by putting out lines that recognise a variety of abilities and physical challenges.

One win for inclusive fashion is the Marks & Spencer Easy Dressing collection for kids—the first of its kind by a high-street retailer in Britain. The clothes have been designed to make dressing easier and less stressful for both parents and children, and are made from soft materials with hidden care labels and few seams.

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