‘Inclusive fashion is the next big thing’

A fashion student with a chronic pain condition has crafted a clothing range to help others who have hidden disabilities.
Nottingham Trent University student Tegan Cooke has fibromyalgia – a condition which can cause fatigue, insomnia and joint pain.
The 21-year-old’s designs draw on the concept of pressure therapy.
They incorporate gentle compression on the shoulders and knees, designed to offer a soothing pressure.
“The pressure helps secure ‘clicky’ joints and prevents them from moving out of place and being uncomfortable,” said Ms Cooke, a third-year BA Fashion Design student.
“It also gives comfort to achy legs and makes the clothes soothing to wear.”

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