Polartec Partners With Open Style Lab To Create Clothing For People Of All Abilities

LAWRENCE, Mass. — September 30, 2016 — Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, is proud to announce the culmination of the Open Style Lab summer program, a research program that teams designers, engineers, and occupational therapists to create functional yet stylish wearable solutions with and for people with disabilities. Polartec works with Open Style Lab to solve problems with fabric technology.

Now in its third year, the lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to developing adaptive wear for people with disabilities, a market traditionally underserved by the apparel industry. The lab divides students into groups and matches them with local clients to develop clothing that meets their specific needs.

The program celebrates universal design to create a more beautiful and inclusive world, and the 2016 summer program produced wearable solutions for four clients. A final presentation will be given 11am Saturday, October 1, 2016, at the Museum of Science in Boston.

Posted October 4, 2016

Source: Polartec