Karen Bowersox started Downs Designs four and half years ago. She has a granddaughter who was born with Down syndrome and as she grew her pants and sleeves were always too long. After looking for something for her to wear online, She realized that there was nothing specifically designed for a person with Down syndrome. Her mind wouldn’t stop thinking about this issue and started researching how this could be done. She started with jeans as the first item of clothing. The challenge of designing just jeans was overwhelming and each age group took about one year to design, manufacture and get shipped. All the jeans give people confidence and empower independent dressing. Who would have thought that just a pair of jeans could make a such difference in someone’s life?