A few resources for “healthwear” (clothing for disabled)

There was an article in the WSJ a couple of weeks ago on clothes for the disabled.  Now it’s the turn of the New York Times.  The NYT article notes that 1 in 5 of every American adults is disabled.

In the NYT article, these “healthwear” businesses and products are mentioned:

* MagnaReady, magnaready.com:  shirts with magnetic closures instead of buttons

* Care and Wear, careandwear.com:  shirts and arm bands designed for use for people with medical ports

* Runway of Dreams, usa.tommy.com:  children’s clothing from Tommy Hilfiger incorporating MagnaReady and velcro

Note that the NYT article also discusses clothing for refugees so not all of it is about clothing for the disabled.  Here’s a link to it:


Fashion’s Newest Frontier: The Disabled and the Displaced
New York Times
By Vanessa Friedman
July 19, 2016