Sensory Clothing

Molly Haigh


Hello, I am currently working on an A level design project. I am designing and making sensory clothing aimed at children on the autistic spectrum who experiance hypersensitivity disorder. I am aiming to design clothing that is comfortable with no labels and internal seams, I am currently in the research stages. I would really appreicate professional input from those who work with poeple on the autistic spectrum. Please could answer the following questions.

What important features do you think should be included within sensory clothing? 

In your experiences what fabrics/textures work best for children on the autistic spectrum and what textures cause discomfort?

What shops do you believe to sell good sesnsory clothing?

Is there anything else you think should be considered within the designing or making of the garment?


Thank you very much