While reading through Elite Daily, I came across an article “Grandma with no fashion background makes a fashion label.” Intrigued by Karen Bowersox, founder of Downs Designs I looked further into the company. Having a grand daughter with Down syndrome the family struggled to find clothing that fit her body properly, pants that fit in the waist were always too long. After much research Karen found that there has not been a company that specializes in clothing for this body type.
Today Down Designs continues to expand from a jean line, to carrying shorts, capris, and many different styles of shirts, ranging in sizes from children to both men and women. Bowersox age 65, stated in an interview with the Huffington Post, “While her friends look to retire, she plans to keep working, I don’t go to work, I go to love. Every second is pure joy.”