Apparel company Land’s End has released the Universal Collection, designed to make it easier to dress kids with disabilities.
The clothes look and feel exactly like the company’s best-selling apparel, but they feature some helpful, innovative features to help parents and caregivers – and the children themselves.
The concept has already earned Land’s End a 2018 Top Innovator award from Apparel Magazine.
Instead of button closures, tops and bottoms have magnetic closures made with MagnaReady technology and ‘rip & grip closures’. To make each item as sensory friendly as possible, all pieces have either heat transfer or satin tags plus smooth, clean-finished seams and waistbands to eliminate potential irritants.
“At Lands’ End School, we take great pride in offering ‘Sizes For Every Student’,” said Cathy Mays, senior merchandise manager at Lands’ End.
“As the preferred provider of school uniforms to more than 5000 schools globally, outfitting students and faculty of all ages and sizes, Lands’ End School’s new Universal Collection was a natural evolution. Now even more kids can look forward to going back-to-school in their favorite chino pants or polo shirt.”
The initial collection comprises eight pieces: an easy-care, stain-release Oxford shirt, 100 per cent cotton interlock performance polos, boys’ Iron Knee wrinkle-resistant chino pants, girls’ and boys’ chino shorts, girls’ cotton performance mesh polo dress, girls’ easy care soft ponte skirt and a girls’ wrinkle resistant easy care chino skort.
The Universal Collection goes on sale at Lands’ End School stores on September 1 and can be preordered online.