For professionals in wheelchairs and power chairs, the simple act of getting dressed for work can be a painful, prolonged endeavor. Limited mobility can transform common clothing details like tight sleeves, stiff pants, tiny fastenings, and pointy embellishments into insurmountable limitations on clothing options. That limited choice can lead to difficulties appearing professional, being taken seriously, and even feeling as though one has any control over how one is perceived as an individual. Existing ‘adaptable’ options, often aimed at an institutional market, are either laughably embarrassing or prohibitively expensive. Rarer still are the adaptable options suitable for an office environment.
The Lindsey K collection was developed to redefine the idea of ‘adaptable’ clothing as not merely addressing the problems of getting dressed, but as adding to the experience of being dressed. With clothing that provides a professional image and expressive style, the Lindsey K collection hopes to help professionals in wheelchairs define their own image, instead of being defined by the limitations of their mobility.