Kim Kardashian’s shapewear and clothing label Skims has launched The Adaptive Collection, an underwear line dedicated to people with limited mobility.
The inclusive collection features four styles and comes with four different colour schemes – clay, sienna, cocoa, and onyx – and sizes ranging from XXS to 4X.
“That’s something that the adaptive community is not always offered,” said Scout Bassett, paralympic track & field athlete, who is also the face of the new range. “Usually, you get one option and everybody has to choose from the same colour or the same style.”
“It’s great that this new Skims collection features both a thong, a brief, and a boy short and it comes in several different colour options, something for everybody.”
The items are specially designed with hook-and-eye fasteners to help customers put them on and off easily. The fabric features a soft nylon-Spandex blend that can stretch up to twice the size.
“To get into typical panties, usually I have to sit down and put my prosthetic through one side and then my other leg through the other side,” said Bassett. “And with this, you can be standing, you can be sitting, you can be in any position. It’s really easy to be able to get in and out of it.”
Co-founder and CEO of Skims, Jens Grede, told Fast Company the global adaptive clothing market is estimated to be worth more than US$400 billion in the next four years.
Founded in 2019, Skims’ main focus is to promote body positivity and inclusivity. As of last January, the company was valued at more than US$3.2 billion.