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Adaptive Clothing
How People with Disability Experience Fashion Tailored to Their Needs
Author(s): Susan Kolko

Explore how clothing plays an important role in identity and how the apparel industry can support and encourage inclusive products marketed with integrity and fashionable design.

ISBN 9781916704756

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How can clothing better serve the growing population of people with disabilities?

Drawing from research and interviews from over 30 industry representatives and consumers author Susan Kolko examines the role the apparel industry plays in supporting and encouraging inclusive products. The apparel industry faces challenges when it comes to adaptive fashion. From equal rights to understanding identity in the social world, this book provides insight and inspiration for designers and a working vocabulary for diversity in clothing.

This book is ideal reading for students of Fashion Studies, Disability Studies, History, Business, Retail, and Sociology.

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Description

How can clothing better serve the growing population of people with disabilities?

Drawing from research and interviews from over 30 industry representatives and consumers author Susan Kolko examines the role the apparel industry plays in supporting and encouraging inclusive products. The apparel industry faces challenges when it comes to adaptive fashion. From equal rights to understanding identity in the social world, this book provides insight and inspiration for designers and a working vocabulary for diversity in clothing.

This book is ideal reading for students of Fashion Studies, Disability Studies, History, Business, Retail, and Sociology.

Author Bio

Susan Kolko is a professor at Santa Monica College, California.

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