Video: Fashion Studies Students Create Clothing for Children with Neuro-Muscular Diseases
Students in the Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) worked with Spectrum Health Innovations to create special clothing for children with neuro-muscular diseases that require they have constant compression on certain parts of their bodies. Existing compression garments are expensive, not always covered by insurance, can be difficult to use, and are aesthetically unappealing to the children who need them – meaning they often don’t deliver on their intended benefits. Working directly with Spectrum patients and employees, the students were able to develop fun, colorful garments that are fully functional and inexpensive to manufacture.
Learn more about KCAD's Fashion Studies program at kcad.edu/fashion.