Please forgive my ignorance, any of you who are in or know someone in a wheelchair, but until this afternoon I had no idea something called a “wheelchair poncho” existed.
But now that I’ve read up on it, it totally makes sense: an outerwear garment designed to be easily put on by someone who needs a wheelchair, and that also won’t get caught up in the wheels, ie it’s short in the back and long in the front to cover the legs.
I also noticed that the offerings in the market were not the most fashionable things around, which is why it also makes sense for a company to partner up with a designer like Built By Wendy’s Wendy Mullin (hence, how we learned of the wheelchair poncho in the first place.) Check it out here–it’s very classic trench-y.
Wendy’s one of our favorite groovy downtown ladies. And also one for myriad collaborations that strike her fancy–she started the company with guitar straps, has done jeans for Wrangler, and now this. (She’s also a fierce Dominoes competitor, but that’s another story.) I actually think it’s kinda cool, though yes, incredibly random. But really why should someone in a wheelchair have to wear something that looks like a Snuggie? No good reason as far as I can see. So good for you Wendy.
This now concludes our random fashion-related story of the day. Carry on.