It’s Long Overdue For Fashion To Think About People With Disabilities

by MR Magazine Staff

Here are some stats: Roughly 85.3 million people in the U.S. are living with a disability, according to recent Census Bureau data. That represents nearly 30 percent of the population. The American Institutes for Research estimates the disposable income of this group to be a massive $490 billion USD per year which, for perspective, lands just behind two of the country’s largest market segments — African-Americans at $501 billion USD and Hispanics at $582 billion USD. Those numbers beg the question: how, in the age of inclusivity, is the fashion industry still widely ignoring individuals with disabilities? Some brands have recognized the power of this consumer group and reacted accordingly. Read more at Hypebeast.