ASOS designed a jumpsuit for people in wheelchairs. The British online fashion retailer partnered up with Chloe Ball-Hopkins — a BBC reporter and para-athlete — to design the colorful two-piece jumpsuit.
The pants and jacket zip together to form the cute suit, which is also waterproof. It also has a longer hemline in the back that prevents it from riding up.
Ball-Hopkins tweeted, “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?!”
The internet has been loving the collaboration and giving it a lot of praise on social media.
@sophmorg tweeted, “Utterly brilliant!! Well Done @ASOS and epic work Chloe. Let’s see more of this please World! #representationmatters #inclusivedesign.”
@fashionbellee tweeted, “This is so awesome @ASOS! Everything I’m fighting for!! Disabledfashion.”
ASOS is known for its inclusivity — it never retouches images from photoshoots, promotes positive body images, and also raises awareness about mental health. In 2017, it launched a gender-neutral clothing collection and in 2018, it launched a campaign with Mama Cax — a blogger, model, and disability advocate from New York. It has also broadened its options for plus size women; making its clothing more accessible to all.