Posted Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Adaptive fashion crusader and founder of the Runway of Dreams Foundation, Mindy Scheier, will speak April 5 at a luncheon at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, an event being hosted by the Women in Business Committee of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.
Scheier is a nationally recognized leader in promoting adaptive clothing for people with disabilities. After a successful 20-year career in the fashion industry, including with INC International Concepts and Saks Fifth Avenue, Scheier changed directions when her son was born with Rigid Spine Muscular Dystrophy, causing clothing challenges due to muscle weakness and his inability to dress himself.
In response, Scheier founded the Runway of Dreams Foundation, which aims to be the authority on incorporating modifications to mainstream clothing for the differently-abled community, changing the landscape of fashion to become all-inclusive. The foundation collaborates with brands in the fashion industry, including Tommy Hilfiger, to develop, modify and create adaptive versions of mainstream clothing.
Scheier received the 2018 Catalyst Marketing Influencer of the Year Award from ARC; was a Newsweek 2019 Innovator and panelist; appeared on ABC’s “The View” and “CBS News;” and was a presenter on adaptive clothing at a TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference.
The luncheon will run 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 for chamber members and $130 for non-members. To register, visit https://web.morrischamber.org/events..
About the Morris County Chamber of Commerce
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce serves its members and the people of Morris County as a dynamic business organization that provides opportunities for personal growth, business success and community leadership. Our Chamber has nearly 900 members that employ 74,000 people in Morris and the surrounding counties. The Chamber seeks to help each member realize individual business and community involvement goals. Regardless of the size of our member organizations, we work with key leaders at all levels to develop a strategy that supports the culture and specific objectives of their enterprise. Our robust committee structure allows members to participate in delivering cutting edge events and programs that add real value for all participants. Our staff has a strong focus on meeting the needs of our members and partnering with other business and community organizations to “move the needle” on key issues in the community that affect public policy, employment, investment, education, business growth and the nonprofit community.