While fashion has long been an industry that's excluded people of different races, sizes and abilities, things have are finally beginning to change. This year, in particular, has seen a surge of inclusive fashion trending across major publications and designers, and now, classic brand Marks & Spencer are adding their name to the list in a very heartwarming way.
M&S has just released their new 'Easy Dressing' range for children - adapted for ease of access for kids who have a disability. Consisting of 106 items, it's being billed as a high-street first, providing problem-free clothing to children who, as M&S says, 'need some extra help'.
The range includes special features for a huge variety of symptoms that kids and their parents might find difficult to dress, such as hidden openings for feeding tubes; easy-open tabs for wheelchair users; all-in-ones for kids who wear a cast, or hidden tags and special material for sensitive skin.
Staying true to the cause, M&S recruited models with conditions including Down's Syndrome, hip dysplasia and cerebral palsy to model the clothes. And the best part, of course, is how fashionable they look:
Having a child with a disability presents a lot of challenges, but clothing and fashion shouldn't be one of them. Huge props to Marks & Spencer for flying the flag for inclusive fashion.
Related: ASOS is designing for wheelchair users. It's called accessible fashion. Look it up