When Karen Bowersox’s granddaughter was born with Down syndrome, she saw the challenges her mother faced trying to find clothes that fit her properly. After extensive research she still could not find any clothes made specifically for people with Down syndrome and so took matters into her own hands, launching her own fashion line Downs Designs.
The story Bowersox tells on the Downs Designs site of how all of this came together is really an interesting read.
(via Maria Popova)
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