Father Starts Kickstarter Campaign for the First Special Needs Luxury Clothing Line

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Richard Nachum Kligman, the father of a cerebral palsy patient has developed a luxury shirt line that’s specifically designed for special needs patients to drool over, literally.

Moishy Playing Outside

At 11 years old, my son should not be wearing a bib.

According a recent study conducted by The United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, more than 800,000 children and adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of a special need, but thanks to the development of a new kind of shirt, special needs patients across the globe will now be free to drool in comfort, one shirt at a time.

“This is the first luxury fashion line keeping the special needs community in mind,” said Richard Nachum Kligman, founder of the special needs fashion line called Mianzi, which means “Bamboo” in Swahili and “A Face of Dignity and Prestige” in Chinese.

Kligman went on to point out that he has started a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of reaching $19,000 for startup funds. The minimum pledge to back the campaign is $1.

Interested individuals can visit the Kickstarter campaign page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kligman/shirts-to-drool-over-literally.

The project is scheduled to be funded on July 7.

“These shirts are the most comfortable shirts you can find,” Kligman stressed, before adding, “With a special version of the shirt that meets the needs of the special needs and elderly community by placing an extra layer of absorbent and quick dry material on the inside.”

The idea of developing a shirt specifically for the special needs community came as a result of personal experiences Kligman had with his son, Moishy, who has cerebral palsy.

“He tends to drool because of low muscle tone in his face,” Kligman said. “I felt at age 11 he should not wear a bib all day and after not finding a suitable product in the market, I decided to tackle this need myself and created the first luxury clothing line that keeps the special needs community in mind.”

The ultimate goal of the new clothing line, according to Kligman, is to bring comfort to everyone in style.

One supporter of the campaign identified as Melissa Long, said she’s thankful for Kligman’s idea and went on to urge others to support the campaign with a contribution.

“My son is 10 and severely autistic,” Long said. “Although he doesn’t drool on his shirts, he does (because of sensory needs) chew on them regularly. I've tried everything to prevent the wetness from soaking through, but to no avail. I am more than happy to support your project and am telling all the special needs families I know.”

The shirt’s material, Kligman said, is a blend of 70 percent bamboo rayon and 30 percent organic cotton.

“It’s very Eco-friendly, and the weave is a French Terry weave, which has a towel-like nature, perfect for drooling,” Kligman said. Our goal is to create a full line of products that brings comfort to everyone.

For more information, please visit http://mianzifashion.com or http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kligman/shirts-to-drool-over-literally.

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