Robyn Griffiths, who has just graduated from here with a First Class Honours degree in Design for Textiles has been in the national newspapers for her degree collection. The collection was inspired by her her brother’s struggles. As she helped care for her younger brother, she understood the difficulties he went through when dressing and this inspired Robyn to create a range, named Christopher-Robyn, which would enable disabled people to dress themselves.
She said: “The garments – three menswear and three womenswear – incorporate practical functions such as double zips extending the length of the garments and the use of poppers. These features allow people with disabilities to dress themselves independently but they are also concealed so that the garments appear perfectly ‘ordinary”.