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Mindy Scheier

Don’t Miss #HipNJ Mom Mindy Scheier’s Inspiring TED Talk

#HipNJ resident Mindy Scheier, President and CEO of Runway of Dreams, was selected to share her inspiring story in a featured TED talk! WATCH NOW and spread the word that Clothing CAN Make A Difference!

About Runway of Dreams: Runway of Dreams Foundation (RODF) was founded in 2014 by Mindy Scheier – a fashion designer and mother of a child with a disability. Her journey began when her son Oliver, who has a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, wanted to wear jeans to school like his friends. She soon realized that millions of people around the world were also struggling to access fashionable clothing that meets their needs. She envisioned a world where adaptive clothing for people with disabilities was mainstream. After spending 20 years in the fashion industry and opening a design school for kids, Mindy decided to combine her experience and her passion by creating the Runway of Dreams Foundation.

The Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities. Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, the Runway of Dreams Foundation develops, delivers and supports charitable initiatives to broaden the reach of adaptive clothing and promote the differently-abled community in the fashion industry. Through adaptive clothing donations, employment opportunity initiatives, adaptive design workshops, awareness building campaigns and scholarships programs, the Runway of Dreams Foundation is empowering people with disabilities with opportunity, confidence, independence and style.

For more information, visit RunwayofDreams.org.

Runway of Dreams and Tommy Hilfiger’s Adaptive Movement  

Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with Runway of Dreams to create a special collection addressing the challenges the differently-abled community faces each day when getting dressed, and #HipNJ wants to tell you all about it!

According to their official website, the Runway of Dreams Foundation was founded in 2014 by Mindy Scheier. Scheier was a fashion designer and mother of a child with a disability. Her son Oliver, who has a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, wanted to wear jeans to school like his friends. She realized that millions of people around the world were also struggling to access fashionable clothing that meets their needs, and envisioned a world where adaptive clothing for people with disabilities was mainstream.

After spending 20 years in the fashion industry and opening a design school for kids, Mindy decided to combine her experience and her passion by creating the Runway of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities.

The collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger features clothes for men, women and children. Magnetic buttons, one-handed zippers, and adjustable hems are only a few of the features that can be found. To shop the collection, click here.

To learn more about Runway of Dreams, click here.

Tommy Hilfiger

Runway of Dreams Collaborates with Tommy Hilfiger

In 2013, Mindy Scheier launched the foundation Runway of Dreams, a non-profit that collaborates with the fashion industry to adapt mainstream affordable clothing lines with wearable technology for the differently-abled community.

Mindy’s passion for this bloomed in her own home. Her middle son Oliver faces the daily struggles of muscular dystrophy and Mindy wanted him to be able to wear jeans so he would fit in at school with his friends.

In a very short time, Mindy has come a LONG way. She just announced a collaboration with esteemed brand Tommy Hilfiger!

“For spring, the American fashion brand is offering the first designer-name adaptive collection for children, which launches on Tuesday morning and is available for purchase on Tommy.com.  Should shoppers have a question about any of the 22 pieces for boys (sizes 4-20) and girls (sizes 4-18), Scheier has trained the Tommy Hilfiger customer service team to be fully knowledgeable of the new range, including the proper language to use when speaking about this specific demographic. The capsule collection is priced similarly to Hilfiger’s original children’s collection as well, ranging from $18.50 to $42.50. 

And if you’re wondering whether this is a one-time deal by the namesake label, it’s already working two seasons ahead on future children’s collections” according to Fashionista.com.