Hook and loop has proven itself over and over to be a great tool for those who are aging or have a disability. It's amazing that the simple adjustment of using VELCRO® Brand fasteners could make such a difference in the disabled community. In fact, a few clothing companies have already caught on. Here are 4 top companies that use hook and loop in their clothing designs:

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Dolce and Gabbana featured their own clothing line that was called transformismo, and it used VELCRO® Brand fasteners. Transformismo was a line of dresses that were reversible and featured tabs of hook and loop. The design was intended to make the company stand out by trying something new in the fashion world, but it may have inspired more than just a new fashion trend.

Tommy Hilfiger followed suit and eventually created it's own adapted clothing line. This line is specifically made for children and uses VELCRO® Brand fasteners to easily get a piece of clothing on and off. The collection features 22 pieces and is said to be the same style as their spring collection, except that the line was adapted to include the hook and loop fasteners. These fasteners allow the clothing to be functional and fashionable, without singling out any child with a disability.

Not only is hook and loop used by great fashion companies, it's also a user-friendly way to make accessible clothing for those who are disabled or elderly. Buck and Buck knows this, and that's why they feature hook and loop in their clothing lines for both men and women. While they have a standard fastener clothing line, their adaptive line includes hook and loop fasteners to allow an aging or disabled person to dress themselves. Those who suffer from arthritis or nerve damage find adaptive clothing lines especially useful as it allows them to dress themselves.

Silvert's has a similar idea. They also have a line of men and women's clothing, but Silvert's also uses hook and loop for other products. Silvert's features a line of footwear, all using hook and loop. Both shoes and slippers are available in styles suitable for both men and women, which is a great way to promote autonomy. As it turns out, VELCRO® Brand fasteners aren't just an under-credited tool, these fasteners are changing the way we look at fashion, aging, and disabilities.