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Adaptive fashion show celebrates kids, adults with disabilities

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BOSTON — The 2nd annual Strut and Stroll virtual fashion show put on by the Massachusetts Spina Bifida Association is a virtual fashion show celebrating kids and adults with disabilities. The models are living with...

zipOns® featured in 2022 Strut and Stroll

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SCOTIA, N.Y.; MILFORD, MA – The neighboring Spina Bifida Association chapters of Northeastern New York and Greater New England have paired up to offer their second annual Strut and Stroll, Virtual Fashion Show to educate,...

befree is featured on Link Up with Lynette on KTLA channel 5 Los Angeles

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befree Co-Founders Nikki Puzzo and Joanne DiCamillo are featured on Link Up with Lynette on KTLA channel 5 Los Angeles. The segment talks about their adaptive line of pants called zipOns® and their participation in...

befree is one of four small business adaptive sponsors to participate in A Fashion Revolution LA

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This 3-hour special event is the first of two annual Fashion Revolution Shows in 2022. More than 70 models of varying disabilities, ages, and backgrounds will showcase fashions from major global brands and, for the first time ever, small up-and-coming businesses.

Add to cart: 5 e-commerce startups in MassChallenge’s 2018 cohort

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Anyone who’s had to wear a cast knows the hardship of finding clothing that covers it. Co-founders Nikki Puzzo and Joanne DiCamillo discovered this when one of their daughters underwent hip surgery and was forced...

East Boston is home to a different kind of start-up incubator

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BOSTON — Incubator sites are all over Boston and Cambridge, where entrepreneurs are hoping the next big high-tech idea could take off. In East Boston, there’s a different spin on that concept. It’s a facility...

Meet Nicole Puzzo and Joanne DiCamillo of befree in Swampscott

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Published August 21, 2018Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicole Puzzo and Joanne DiCamillo. zipOns® pants were inspired by Nikki’s daughter Stella, who has spastic quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 5 she...

The Women Behind befree zipOns Pants on Solving a Design Flaw for People with Disabilities

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Four years ago, when Nikki Puzzo haphazardly cut up a pair of her daughter Stella’s pajama pants and reconstructed them with Velcro on the sides so they could easily be taken on and off over...

The Fashion Accessibility Project

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This past Saturday, Epicenter Community, ArtsEmerson, and the disability community came together to host the first ever “The Fashion Accessibility Project” — a year-long project that aims to create a space and platform for authentic...