We Are Open Style Lab

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Established 2014, Open Style Lab (OSL) is 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating technology-based wearable solutions for people of all abilities without compromising on style. We team designers, engineers, and occupational therapists to conceive and build accessible wearables that address the needs with and for people with disabilities. Our mission is for all people to have access to style, regardless of cognitive & physical ability. We’re committed to achieving this by:

Increase awareness about the importance of clothing accessibility for people with disabilities.

Equipping our community with the skills to create accessible clothing.

Aim to develop and distribute clothing designs and technologies that will increase clothing accessibility.

OSL Summer Program

 
Open Style Lab’s 10-week research program teams designers, engineers, and occupational therapists to create functional yet stylish wearable solutions with and for people with disabilities. Our 2018 program is currently operating from June 8th to August 18th.
Applications are open now!

Raising Visibility

 

From the Museum of Science Boston to SXSW 2018, we participate in exhibitions, conferences, conventions and festivals to increase the visibility of the clothing challenges faced by people with disabilities. Most recently, our work was highlighted by BBC UK, Yahoo Style and the New York Times Styles.

Partnerships

 
The 2018 OSL Summer Program is generously supported by our official sponsors: Squarespace x Knicks Award powered by MSGThe Woolmark CompanyPolartec, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research FoundationNY Spinal, AARP and a Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation with The New School.
Our partners: Parsons School of Design – The New School, The Riverside Premier Rehabilitation Center and Healing Center,  UltimakerThe Boston Museum of Science. In collaboration with the New York Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD). We’d like to acknowledge generous contributions from: Eugenie Eugenie Cowan Havemeyer, Douglas Balder, IDE Center in Thailand, and Joey McMahon.