The Tish Cox clothing line has received national acclaim from fashion experts and gets sold in some of Dallas’ poshest shops.
What many fashionistas may not know is that much of the sewing for these designer clothes is done by visually impaired and blind workers at the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, D Magazine reported.
The Dallas-based clothing line struck a five-year deal last summer with the Lighthouse. It allows Cox to keep production in the U.S. and have room for growth.
The sewing machines were specially designed so they could be used by people with limited or no eye sight, according to the magazine. The needles are surrounded by finger guards and strips of tape are used to make straight lines.
Cox plans to continue building her team at the nonprofit.
“The common thread between everyone who works at Lighthouse is that they’ve overcome adversity,” Cox told D Magazine. “They love that they have a place to come to work and be normal. I mean everyone just wants normalcy. Everyone wants to be able to support themselves.”
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