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Nigeria’s Funmi Lawal Invented Underwear for People with Disability

Until one is in a particular condition, you cannot fully understand how to really empathize with people going through such.

Funmi Lawal is a Nigerian born in England, she had been a stroke patient since age 35 which resulted after a childbirth delivery she had. She has since had reduced mobility by experience.

This experience took her into a new world entirely and ignited her passion and empathy towards disabled persons and from this saw an avenue to contribute her quota to humanity.

She has launched a lingerie company, Clip-Knix with manufacturers in Europe and Asia, for producing good quality underwears for people with disability.

In her words, “I couldn’t walk, bending down was painful and putting on underwear felt like a battle and so I can relate deeply with how it feels with others. I have spent 16years designing and testing clip-on knickers that will ultimately transform the lives of millions.”

Research shows that there are over 11 million people with a disability in the UK and several others in the world, at large. The highest reported impairments are those that affect mobility, lifting or carrying.

Clip-Knix was established in 2018, as the first EVER supplier of front fastening underwear in the world. The designs and the trademark are registered in the UK and worldwide Patent applied for, expected in August. Company Registration: 11573533.

Clip-Knix is attractive, front-fastening underwear that can be put on easily without the need to bend or balance on one leg. Clip-Knix underwear reduces the risk of injury and allows wearers to be independent. Manufactured with soft, aesthetically pleasing stretch fabric for a perfect fit and ultimate comfort. It is worn by simply placing Clip-Knix in position and clip!

Clip-Knix is currently available in six colours: white, black, cream, blue, green and purple. The cleverly designed underwear solution enables the wearer to clip underwear on and off at one, two or three front-fastening locations with the choice of buttons or hooks to suit a wide range of needs.

Clip-Knix was produced from the result of collaboration with Innovate Product Design based in Salisbury with a focus on designing and manufacturing a practical yet fashionable underwear solution that negates the need to bend or stretch when dressing. The careful and robust research informed the development of a highly effective and attractive range of underwear that will now ultimately work for everyone.

The first range launched is targeted at the female though Clip-Knix is designed for anyone and has assured expanding the range to include options for both men and children and even swimwear.

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