According to the Disabled Living Foundation, there are 800,000 disabled children under the age of 16 in the UK. Which companies out there are serving them?
It's not just adults who want to look great and go about their daily activities with minimal stress. Much of our identity is expressed through what we wear and accessorise with, and plenty of children get the same enjoyment out of experimenting with different clothes as adults do.
The good news for the 800,000 disabled children in the UK is that there are innovative brands out there who are most certainly thinking of and designing for them. So, who are we loving this week?
Let's start with Willow Bug, which makes stylish and practical adaptive clothing for children and teenagers. We love their back-fastening waterproof jackets (£45 - £54), especially the eye-catching pink and purple colour combination. It has an inner fleece lining so it's warm as well as waterproof, and opens up fully at the back, so the wearer can be dressed from the front. You can also open it fully at the front, and the hood detaches too.
We're also a fan of their wheelchair trousers (at the time of writing, on sale for £25). They're higher at the back with a shaped seat to stop the trousers from riding down, and are made in a lovely jersey cotton material for comfort. Perfect.
Willow Bug is run by a brother-sister team - Jess and Dom - and you can read more about their story here.
Our second choice is this fab unicorn print taggie comforter (£6) - a sensory blanket made with 100% cotton and a cuddle soft dimple fabric. The ribbon tags are triple stitched for safety. If the unicorn print isn't your vibe, the shop - Just4Dribbles on Etsy - has lots of different patterns, all of them are super cute.
Our last recommendation will come as no surprise and is already quite well known, but we love them so much they absolutely earn a spot in this list: Izzy Wheels, a brand created by two sisters - Ailbhe and Izzy - to design stylish wheelchair covers. We really love this Brosmind Pink cover (139 Euros) and it also comes in yellow. You can read more about Izzy Wheels in Elle Magazine.
That's it for this week. We hope you enjoyed the post. Please feel free to share and, as always, recommend us any inclusive companies and products you're a fan of, so we can feature them right here.