March 29, 2023 | 0 min read
Sensory refers to our senses, which generally include: see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. But we actually have at least 8 senses – including your sense of balance, movement, and internal body sense. Sensory friendly is a concept that definitely has multiple meanings and definitions, depending on the person and context. Overall, it means that something is *friendly* to your senses, or less bothersome or jarring to your senses.
Some people have sensory sensitivity or sensory processing disorder (SPD), which is a condition that affects how your brain processes sensory information – it can make people overly sensitive to stimuli that may not affect others in that same intense way. There are many products or experiences that can be created in a more sensory friendly way, and for us – that means clothing.
Again – sensory friendly clothing can also have varying interpretations, which we want to acknowledge, considering that sensory experiences are very specific to each individual. Our line won’t work for every child with sensory sensitivities, but it does work for many, based on feedback from our shoppers.
For us, sensory friendly means designing styles that provide extreme comfort for your kids. Comfortable clothing helps kids everyday – from concentrating in school to enjoying playtime.
Here’s our top priorities when creating more sensory friendly garments -
From our perspective, we think that most kids (and adults) have some level of sensitivity to uncomfortable clothing, because we are all sensory creatures – we feel things, which is part of what makes life beautiful. But it can also make it challenging, depending on the individual. There is a spectrum of what we can each handle, and we understand that the feel of clothing can be unique to each of us.
At City Threads, we try to focus on making all of our garments feel like you’re wearing PJs, because for us – being comfortable helps you live life to the fullest!