DALLAS -- When you think of fashion designers, you think of colors, patterns, stitching -- and being able to see, of course! Well, Dallas-based designer Tish Cox, along with Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, are changing the way we see fashion.
"We have embarked on a new journey for the Lighthouse, and that is to train and to accomplish manufacturing women’s fashion," explained Hugh McElroy, CEO of Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind. "In this case, by blind and visually impaired individuals who have been trained to do so and have become artisans at what they do."
Established in 1931, Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind increased blind and vision impaired employment positions by 17% just last year. But the idea to bring a fashion house and non-profit organization together is the first of its kind.
"Whether you are seeing impaired or not seeing impaired, everyone wants a great career and a way to sustain yourself and your family, and that’s what Dallas Lighthouse does for the seeing impaired," Tish Cox said.
I guess one could say, fashion really is in the eye of the beholder.