Style Asos is praised for 'leading the way' in inclusive fashion after developing disability-friendly clothing line in collaboration with a Paralympic athlete

04:05  05 july  2018
04:05  05 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Asos is praised for ' leading the way ' in inclusive fashion after developing disability - friendly clothing line in collaboration with a Paralympic athlete . An image of a model using a wheelchair on ASOS has been praised by shoppers.

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a little girl sitting on a bicycle: ASOS has been praised by shoppers after using paralympian Chloe Ball-Hopkins in its latest campaign© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited ASOS has been praised by shoppers after using paralympian Chloe Ball-Hopkins in its latest campaign

Shoppers have praised ASOS after it created a range of clothes designed specifically for people with disabilities.

Paralympian Chloe Ball-Hopkins was enlisted to work in a new collaboration with online retailer to create a range of disability-friendly clothing.

Sharing the news on Twitter Chloe revealed she had worked with ASOS for several months to achieve a wheelchair friendly design which she also modeled.

In her tweet Chloe wrote: 'So over the last several months I have been working with @ASOS to create a fashionable, yet practical waterproof all in one!

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'Not just for people like me in a chair but for anyone. It's about making fashion accessible! So what should be next?!'

a close up of a girl: Chloe shared the news of her collaboration on Twitter with her tweet amassing hundreds of likes and comments of support© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Chloe shared the news of her collaboration on Twitter with her tweet amassing hundreds of likes and comments of support a little girl posing for a picture: Chloe revealed she had worked with ASOS for several months to achieve a wheelchair friendly design© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Chloe revealed she had worked with ASOS for several months to achieve a wheelchair friendly design

The post received a flood of responses from others praising the brand for their inclusive approach.

One person said: '@ASOS leading the way! This is honestly the first time I have ever seen a disabled model in a 'normal' set up, rather than a special one off to gain attention. So happy my ASOS addiction is fueling a forward thinking, caring business.'

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In the past, other companies like Target — which launched the Cat & Jack children's clothing line for children with disabilities in 2017 and has since expanded its Universal Thread women's line to be more disability friendly — are working to make the fashion industry more inclusive .

I won a scholarship. which led to London to pursue this collaboration . company in the The original concept was At the top end of the market is ASOS has developed an online to copy and sell copies of celebrity Net-a-porter. limits ASOS is an acronym for ‘As Seen after the designer’s catwalk show.

Another wrote: 'This is the first time I've seen anyone with a visible disability on a fashion website, well done @asos would be great to see more inclusitivity like this.'

The weatherproof jumpsuit which has been designed to be 'wheelchair friendly' retails for £50 and features adjustable cuffs in addition to being a baggy, relaxed fit.

A Twitter user speaking under the handle 'sassyb2be' called on other brands to take note of ASOS's ability to design according to different needs.

She wrote: 'I hope other brands take note having a 'disability' is not stopping anyone ever just give opportunity and let the talent speak volumes - I pray it gets better for my daughter and so many others.'

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The team is leading the size- inclusive fashion movement with an editorial platform featuring interviews with activists and designers like Candice Huffine and Prabal Gurung. By working with these brands, we are changing the fashion industry standard in every way imaginable,” she said.

The British retailer has previously been praised for its unedited images and using plus size models.

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