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How is Marks & Spencer making it easy for disabled kids to dress up?

UK-based fashion retailer Marks and Spencer has launched an all-new easy-to-wear apparel collection for ‘special’ kids.

The retailer took it to Facebook, to make the announcement: “We’ve created a special range of easy dressing clothes for children who need extra help.”

All the Adapted for Easy Dressing collection has been made with the softest materials, least seams possible and concealed skincare labels.

The assortment includes trousers and shorts with the zips and buttons replaced by an uncomplicated popper; leggings with flat-lock seams; t-shirts with a soft velcro fastening at the back of the neck for easy over-the-head dressing; dresses with tactful pockets for a feeding tube.

The line also has coats and gilets with velcro down the front and back so they’re easier to put on if you’re in a wheelchair; ‘smart’ shirts with soft velcro behind the buttons; babygrows with dimensions to allow for a cast, suitable for babies with hip dysplasia.

Rebecca Garner, Kidswear Designer at M&S, said, “Parents passionately told us that disabilities don’t describe their kids, so the alterations shouldn’t describe their clothing, this is why all the products have been inclusively designed and modelled closely on our main collection.”

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