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Disabled Mannequins

25 Feb 2014Whilst looking for a blog article to write about I came across this great story on disabled mannequins.

A disability advocacy in Switzerland, called, Pro Infirmis, have celebrated disabled bodies by making mannequins to celebrate them in shop windows.

I love this concept, however, my only hope now is that they make clothes to fit the disabled body. I find that some clothes slip off my shoulder because of the way my body has formed.

The video on the page is so worth watching http://designtaxi.com/news/362526/A-Heartwarming-Campaign-That-Uses-Mannequins-Modeled-After-Disabled-People/interstitial.html/?advertiser=External&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fdesigntaxi.com%2Fnews%2F362526%2FA-Heartwarming-Campaign-That-Uses-Mannequins-Modeled-After-Disabled-People%2F.

The end of the video asks, ‘Because who is perfect?’

Finally, the media may get the idea that there is no perfect, ever. I know that seeing these mannequins is a breath of fresh air.



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Nina from LA CA posted on 11 Apr 2014
Hi MarthaI recently read your post that you wrote about Pro Infirmis video "Disabled Mannequins and realized that your audience may be interested in my product called PERFECT REJECT.My plush toys celebrate imperfections, evoking our empathy by celebrating our differences.The product seems to touch an emotional cord and the audience/consumer response has been astoundinglypositive. Already some people have started collecting them. My website is www.perfectreject.com Imperfect means Im perfect/you're perfect - just the way we are.If you want more information about my project please contact me. I hope to hear from you.

P.S. Loved the AT&T spoof!Best regards,Nina SalernoThe Perfect Reject

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