Twitter users are hailing fashion retailer ASOS for creating clothing that thinks about the needs of people with disabilities.
Asos worked with Chloe Ball-Hopkins a BBC reporter, para-athlete and a wheelchair user has been working with the brand to the line of outfits.
So over the last several months I have been working with @ASOS to create a fashionable, yet practical waterproof all in one! Not just for people like me in a chair but for anyone. It's about making fashion accessible! So what should be next?! https://t.co/1gzzkRlED9 pic.twitter.com/7yS57QEmpD
— Chloe Ball-Hopkins (@chloe_ballhopzy) July 4, 2018
Several Twitter users have commended the initiative. See what some people have to say:
— Sophie Bradbury-Cox (@fashionbellee) July 4, 2018
@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 fuelling a forward thinking, caring business 🙌🏻 #equality #DisabilityRights pic.twitter.com/4bgTWzPrrV
— Gracey (@GraceyRx) July 4, 2018
Great to see this sort of representation on the @ASOS website. Shopping is something most of us take for granted in terms of representation. Seeing disabled people in the media through campaigns, as actors, singers is so important as it challenges the stigma around disabilities. pic.twitter.com/asQAprWFxS
— Gurls Talk (@gurlstalk) July 4, 2018
— Jack Hunter-Spivey (@jackhstt) July 4, 2018
— Jess Austin (@jessaustin111) July 4, 2018