The $400 billion adaptive clothing opportunity

The global market for clothing geared towards physically disabled people with medical issues is expected to grow from $278.9 billion in 2017 to $400 billion by 2026, according to Coherent Market Insights. The differently abled population in the US has a collective disposable income of around $490 billion, slightly below that of African-Americans at $501 billion. Asos, Zappos, Lands’ End and Target have begun offering options. Tommy Hilfiger made a splash in 2016 with an adaptive line that includes jeans sized to allow for prostheses, sundresses that use Velcro fasteners in place of small buttons, and jackets and trousers designed to be comfortable for wheelchair users.

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Mellissa Miller