Leave it to Kohl’s to set the bar high: The retailer known for their fashion collabs and grocery options just introduced a brand-new line of kids’ apparel that features adaptive options and capabilities in order to offer support and comfort to those with special needs.
According to a statement from the brand, the collection—available from three of Kohl’s largest, private-label kids’ brands including Jumping Beans, SO and Urban Pipeline—is designed to include thoughtful details like abdominal access and sensory- and wheelchair-friendly options.
But it’s also stylish, making it possible for kids with a unique set of needs to have the same shopping experience (i.e., access to the same inclusive fabrics, styles and graphics) as their peers.
Specific adjustments were also accounted for: “We aligned on what needed to be considered when fitting, such as how a pant fits when sitting down, could the pockets still be used, is the shirt long enough to cover in the back, and so forth. Everyone involved was extremely thoughtful as to how the product would be used,” said Judy Koepsel, technical design manager for kids who is also a mother of a three-year-old daughter with special developmental and sensory needs. “I was truly impressed by the level of dedication and thoughtfulness the team put into this project.”
It’s available for ages 3 months and up (also Juniors and Young Men’s). The collection is in stores now and available to shop online.
Kudos to Kohl’s for expanding their options and offering cool attire for everyone, no matter their needs.