Purposeful People Series

Fashioning a New Market

Mindy Scheier works with brands to bring adaptive clothing to people with disabilities

By Matthew Schwartz

Mindy Scheier initially met resistance from fashion brands when she tried to convince them about the benefits of developing adaptive clothing lines. However, in just a few years she’s turned the tide, working with a growing number of companies to design clothing lines catering to people with disabilities. According to the World Bank, one billion people throughout the world have some form of disability.