Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Understanding the Need for Affordable Adaptive Clothing and Recommendations for a Resolution

Authors
  • Milan Shahani (George Brown College)
  • May Chae (Montclair State University)

Abstract

Adaptive clothing in the current retail market is catered to the consumer who has the economic position, status and purchasing power to buy clothing especially made for their disability. This option of acquiring clothing especially designed for one’s disability is challenging for an individual living on a limited income. In this concept paper, the authors will examine the creation of affordable adaptive apparel and recommend future applications.

Keywords: Adaptive, Sustainable, Disability, Poverty, Upcycling, Recycling

How to Cite:

Shahani, M. & Chae, M., (2022) “Understanding the Need for Affordable Adaptive Clothing and Recommendations for a Resolution”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 79(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/itaa.15766

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Published on
31 Dec 2022
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