Mindy Scheier

Founder and President | Runway of Dreams Foundation

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Mindy Scheier is the founder and president of the Runway of Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit that works to broaden the reach of adaptive clothing and promote people with disabilities in fashion through inclusion, empowerment and opportunity. After graduating from the University of Vermont, Mindy spent over 20 years working in fashion as a key member of the design team for the INC collection and stylist for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.  

Mindy’s career path took a slightly new direction when her son Oliver, who has a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, wanted to wear jeans to school like his friends. She soon realized that millions of people around the globe were also struggling to access fashionable clothing that meets their needs. She envisioned a world where adaptive clothing for people with disabilities was mainstream and developed modifications — including closures, adjustments and alternative ways in and out of the clothing — to meet a wide variety of needs within the differently-abled community. After pounding the fashion pavement, Runway of Dreams collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger on the first ever mainstream adaptive clothing line for kids in spring 2016.

Envisioning a world where adaptive clothing for people with disabilities is mainstream and accessible for all, Mindy continues to break down barriers and challenge industry norms.