Here's an announcement I've been waiting more than two years to make: Soft Clothing, a sensory-friendly kids-clothing store whose suggestion-gathering page was my Site of the Day in October of 2007, is now officially online and open for business. According to the site:
"Soft® is the first line of inclusive clothing designed with the needs of all children in mind, including those with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, and tactile defensiveness. We use flat seaming and seamless construction for extra comfort, 100% of the softest combed cotton and our specially developed Soft Sensory Blends, wide collars, encased elastic waistbands, printed labels (tagless), custom fits, and much more."
The line, created by a special-education teacher and the aunt of a child with autism, currently includes soft tops, soft bottoms, soft dressy, and school clothing, with seamless socks coming in April. If you're hunting for outfits that won't make your child all jittery -- or just want some sweet and modest kidswear, something it's not so very easy to find these days -- take a look. (I think the long-sleeve tee with a tie printed on it is particularly adorable and thoughtful, and would have come in handy for a lot of kids over the holidays.) Through January 15, you can get a free tee with your purchase; just put it in your shopping bag and enter launchsale at checkout.
Photo courtesy of Soft Clothing