The launch of a new clothing line, called Social Surge, offers fashion that isn’t only accessible, but also stylish, to people with disabilities.
The fashion line contains special features that make getting dressed easier and the clothing more functional, reported Fox 32 Chicago.
The mission statement of Social Surge is: we are all cut from the same cloth, so we should be able to dress like it – no matter the level of ability.
Meredith Aleigha Wells, co-founder of Social Surge and uses a wheelchair, believes that shopping for trendy clothing shouldn’t be a challenge.
“We looked at where fashion was kind of neglecting and what populations were neglected by the fashion industry,” she said.
The garments integrate technology for those who have vision disabilities, are paralyzed or don’t have dexterity.
“I generally put on my clothing standing so I see how good and flattering it is standing, and then I go to sit in my wheelchair and think wow if only someone thought about what this might look like sitting, my life would just be so much easier,” Aleigha Wells said.
Social Surge has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fundraise for manufacturing and some early contributors will be given the opportunity to try some of the clothing first.
“We’re really hoping to trail blaze the future of fashion in a more inclusive direction so that people of all shapes and sizes and abilities can all shop together,” said Aleigha Wells.
To see some of the clothing in the fashion line, visit the website socialsurgeofficial.com.