Fashion Moves

From Ruth Clark's blog:

"Keeping the promise: Mainstreaming disability in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and beyond"

I am pleased to share with you, a major activity that will be organized by Fashion Moves.

One of the most common 'tools' for fitting into any given group or situation is the clothing you wear.  People with significant disabilities currently do not have the freedom nor the ability to choose from an extensive wardrobe regardless of how much money they may have.  Why?  At the moment the Fashion / Garment industry is doing very little to respond to the clothing needs and wishes of People with disabilities and their families and caregivers.  Fashion Moves is working to change this.

To launch on the 2010 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Fashion Moves will oversee a year long Fashion Design Challenge.  We will work with new and established Fashion Designers and invite them  to design a garment of their choice, to provide fashionable, functional, purpose designed fit for a disabling condition of their choice.  At the same time Fashion Moves will start to work with groups that produce Fashion Shows as fundraisers.  During the latter part of 2011 and 2012, we will make the Design Challenge garments available for these Fashion Shows.  Through this project:

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