Welcome to befree! zipOns® pants are stylish and functional to meet the needs of the differently abled. Though clothing is a basic human need, for many people with a temporary or permanent disability, it is simply an ongoing daily hardship. The design of zipOns makes dressing and undressing safer, easier and more comfortable. They open completely on both sides with zippers that span from waist to hem, can be taken on and off without going up through the legs and can be widened from the bottom as needed. Available in youth and adult sizes and proudly made in the USA. Patent pending.
Got Cast? No Problem.
zipOns have an elastic waist and zippers that span from waist to hem. They open completely on the sides, can be taken on and off without going up through the legs and can be widened from the bottom as needed.
The idea for zipOnS® was born from personal experience. One of our daughters has Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy* and underwent hip surgery in the spring of 2014. During the lengthy recovery it was difficult to find clothing that would accommodate casts on both legs. A desperate attempt was made taking apart pajama bottoms and adding Velcro to the sides so that they could be taken on and off without going over the casts. A thorough search revealed that similar pants did not exist on the market. Through our collaboration (and a lot of help from our own moms), we came up with the current design that uses zippers to open completely on the sides.
Our goal is to offer a product that benefits those with disabilities, whether temporary or permanent, and provides freedom during a time when freedom feels so far away.
Thank you for visiting our site.
Nikki and Joanne
*Read more at SteppingStonesforStella.org. Stepping Stones for Stella (SSFS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Nikki Puzzo. Their mission is to provide children with disabilities the freedom to access the great outdoors through the use of Buggies. Buggies are sturdy, all-terrain wheel chairs that allow easy access to all types of outdoor environments including sand and snow. To date, SSFS has donated over 110 Buggies to children across the country.