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Tommy Hilfiger to launch line for people with disabilities

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 11:08:46-04

Tommy Hilfiger is releasing a new line of clothes that will make it easier for people with disabilities to get dressed, CNN reported.

The collection features magnets and velcro in lieu of buttons and zippers. The line includes shirts, pants, jackets, sweaters and dresses with 37 styles for men and 34 for women.

Pants feature magnetic flies and zippers and adjustable hems to accommodate leg braces. They also have pull-on loops instead of waistbands. The line’s button-down shirts have buttons and cuffs that fasten with magnets.

"Inclusivity and the democratization of fashion have always been at the core of my brand's DNA," Tommy Hilfiger, the founder, said in a statement. "These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion."

Cara Liebowitz, development coordinator at the National Council on Independent Living, told CNN fashion brands should make an effort to be more inclusive with their clothing designs.

"I would like adaptive clothing to be more mainstream," she said. "This shouldn't be a special thing that companies are doing."

The collection comes out Wednesday.