According to a report from Coresight Research, the global adaptive apparel could reach $288.7 billion globally this year and grow to $349.9 billion in four years. In the U.S. alone, the market will grow to $54.8 billion by 2023.
Adaptive apparel addresses the needs raised by a variety of situations, including some disabilities and health conditions; mobility, sensory or motor processing difficulties; and various medical treatments. According to WHO’s 2011 World Report on Disability, around 785 million people aged 15 and older have a disability.
The retail think tank notes that more brands have moved into the market in recent years, including Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Target, and Zappos, which launched collections in 2016 and 2017. Last year, U.K. department store Marks & Spencer debuted a children's Easy Dressing line and Nike a self-lacing basketball shoe operated with a smartphone