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Adaptive Technology/Products: Adaptive Clothing

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Listed here you may find resources for Adaptive Clothing designed for people with disabilities, who may experience difficulty dressing themselves due to an inability to manipulate closures, such as buttons and zippers, or due to a lack of a full range of motion required for self-dressing. Adaptive clothing may offer rear-closure designs so that an individual can be dressed more easily by a carer or alternatives to buttons and zippers. We also provide resources for dressing accessories, aids or devices that may assist the self-dresser to manipulate closures or to dress independently. Special needs clothing can be difficult to find to fit the needs of the individual, so we will also provide information on how to adapt ready-made garments through dressmaker instructions or you may wish to seek the services of a dressmaker/tailor.

Country Listings: Canada


Adaptations by Adrian is a company that offers adaptive clothing for people with disabilities. Their clothing designs are designed with the wheelchair user in mind and offer great insight into solutions for clothing design for individual needs of people with varying disabiities.

Adaptive Clothing Showroom offers special needs clothing for people with disabilities and the elderly. This showroom offers adaptive clothing for men, women, teens and children, socks, hosiery, slippers and shoes, care products, wheelchair/walker accessories and information on care and dressing tips for many disabilities. For more information visit the site above or call (877) 222-1055, (845) 352-1674, Fax: (845) 352-3919 or send email to acs@kewnet.com

Adrian's Closet offers polartech "Fit to Sit Jacket" through Medcatalog.com. Dressing can be a challenge and Adrian's Closet makes clothes easy to get on. For more information visit the contact information at this website.

New Sign AG Apparel is adaptive clothing with no boundaries, including stylish skirts and dresses for women and styles for men as well.

brt adaptive e-shop online store, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, selling adaptive trousers and jeans in cotton fabric, mostly for male wheelchair users.

Buck and Buck: Adaptive Clothing is a company that makes clothes for seniors and people with disabilities. You can look up solutions to clothing by need (by disability). They offer velcro, inseams and hems and many creative solutions. They offer menís or womenís slacks, pants, blouses, shirts, dresses, underwear, loungewear, shoes, and jackets. They offer a free catalog, faq and how to understand their clothing design. For more information, call (800) 548-0600.

New Sign Comfort Clothing a complete source of full elastic waist pants, jeans and shorts for anyone seeking a solution to a dressing challenge, including seniors and nursing home and home health care residents

Dignified Bibs from Professional Fit Clothing is a company that offers clothing protectors to those who are in nursing homes, convalescent homes, state hospitals, intermediate care facilities, group homes and for individuals with special needs. Dignified Bibs is a great place to start the Culture Change Transformation of your care environment. They offer a variety of stylish mealtime protectors that have the look of real clothing, but function like a bib, are washable, durable and give a person a sense of dignity while wearing them.

New Sign Foot Smart shoes are designed for sensitive feet or therapeutic purposes as well as fashionable for women.

Infinitec lists many options for clothes for people with limited mobility including dressing aids, sewing options, adaptive clothing companies and resources on how to adapt clothing. This is a great page to start if you need custom made clothes that are easy to put on and take off.

New Sign Jline Fashions adaptive clothing for men and women, disabled adults in wheelchairs.

New Sign Koolway Sports designs and manufactures outerwear for individuals with disabilities, jackets for all weather conditions with the end result of being able to go out enjoy, have fun and achieve your maximum level if independence. Products are designed with the ease of dressing in mind and saving time for families & caregivers. Custom made to fit the userís body frame & wheelchair configurations, they incorporate half backs. full zippered sleeves, zippered hoods, hidden G Ė J tubes and should harness openings.

Lands End is creative about adapting clothes. They also take clothes back if they do not fit. Go to the website and search "adaptive."

Maddak Inc. Ableware designs and manufactures assistive devices for many home and personal care activities. Find products here for the bathroom, bedroom, dressing and grooming, personal hygiene, kitchen and household, food preparation, reaching aids and more. They offer dressing aid devices, special socks and shoe laces. For more information call: Voice: 973-628-7600 Fax: 973-305-0841 or contact by e-mail CustService@Maddak.com

New Sign Magna Ready the original magnetic closure apparel for men's dress shirts also includes a couple women's shirts.

New Sign Parent Giving: Adaptive Clothing is a company that distributes clothing for people with disabilities and their caregivers. Easy access solutions for independent and caregiver assisted dressing.

Professional Fit Clothing is a company that provides adaptive clothing solutions, quality clothing that is comfortable, fashionable, functional, affordable, age appropriate, and can be specially adapted if necessary. Their catalog includes adaptive clothing, special need clothing, wheelchair accessories, and custom alterations of all kinds. The unique styles are not available in stores. To order by phone, call 1(800)422-2348.

New Sign Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities. Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, the Runway of Dreams Foundation develops, delivers and supports charitable initiatives to broaden the reach of adaptive clothing and promote the differently-abled community in the fashion industry. Through adaptive clothing donations, employment opportunity initiatives, adaptive design workshops, awareness building campaigns and scholarships programs, the Runway of Dreams Foundation is empowering people with disabilities with opportunity, confidence, independence and style.

New Sign Special Kids Company adaptive clothing has been specially created with younger and older children with special needs in mind.

Specially For YOU is a company that designs and manufactures adaptive clothing for the special needs of the physically challenged. Products include dresses, shirts, blouses, pants, slacks, nigh apparel, undergarments, hooded ponchos, children's clothing and more. For more information contact Specially for YOU at 15621 309th Ave, Gettysburg, SD 57442 or call (605) 765-9396 or send email to customerservice@speciallyforyou.net

New Sign Target features Sensory Friendly clothing line for kids. The new line includes pieces with heat-transferred labels in place of tags, flat seams and graphic tees designed to minimize discomfort when in contact with the skin. Stacey Monsen, a Target designer and mother of a 7-year-old daughter with autism was on the design team. This fall (2017). They will introduce slothing with zip-off sleeves and side opening.

New Sign The Tog Shop offer women's fashionable yet functional garments, the product line includes shoes and accessories such as hats, gloves, scarves, and other hard-to-find items.

Tommy Adaptive is a new clothing line from Tommy Hilfiger clothing. Made for Men, Women, Boys and Girls to make dressing easier.

USA Jeans - The Leader in Sitting Pants offers many options in jeans and slacks with hand crafted comfortable pants designed for sitting with a special section for USA Veterans. For more information, call (800) 935-5170.

New Sign Zappos Adaptive includes easy on/off shoes, slip-on shoes,orthotic friendly shoes, sensory friendly clothing, diabetic shoes, pull-on pants, adaptive jeans, reversible clothing and much more.

Country Listings


Mini-Miracles: Adaptive Children's Clothing also now offers adult adaptive clothing. Designed originally for the special child, this clothing is 100% high quality Peruvian cotton for sensitive skin, comfort and quality. For more information contact Mini-Miracles at Phone/Fax: (250) 478-6331 or send them an e-mail via their website.

Silvert's Adaptive Clothing and Footwear offers adaptive clothing, shoes and slippers for people with disabilities with special catalog sections for Disabled, Arthritis, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Handicap, Stroke, ALS, Wheelchair use and VELCRO products. They offer a special catalog to Shop by Need Silvert's Head Office is located at: 3280 Steeles Avenue West, Suite 18, Concord (Toronto), Ontario L4K 2Y2, Canada. Call Toll Free: 1-800-387-7088 within USA and Canada or Phone: 905-738-4545, Fax: 905-738-6236. For order inquiries and clothing help, send e-mail to customercare@silverts.com

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