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SCOPE POLL: Should Scope charity shops feature Mannequals in their window or shop displays?

Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
edited August 2020 in Coffee lounge
Mannequals are mannequins where the individual uses a wheelchair. They were designed by Sophie Morgan to make the fashion industry more accessible and change the standard mannequin that has stood the test of time.

If you could vote in the poll and then write your reason why below that would be great!

3 mannequins that are using a wheelchair
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SCOPE POLL: Should Scope charity shops feature Mannequals in their window or shop displays? 14 votes

Yes!
85%
AlexcoletChloe_ScopeParrot123ppaulDenise11Anne_ScopeGrinchym_burrell82RAwarriorCher_Scopetommymcfc22 12 votes
No...
14%
leeCalwoodbine 2 votes

Replies

  • RAwarriorRAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Yes!
    @Chloe_Scope
    I must admit I had never heard of a Mannequal and I think it’s a wonderful idea👍
  • coletcolet Member Posts: 68 Pioneering
    edited August 2020
    Yes!
    I think that they really supports what scope is all about 

    about time that there is a bit more about disabilities in towns not enough is out there about us that’s I jjoined this community 
  • tommymcfc22tommymcfc22 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    Yes!
    Are scope shops open ?
  • PattiDarlingPattiDarling Member Posts: 11 Connected
    With so many very real and immediate problems to struggle with, does it really matter what manequins look like? Who the hell looks at them anyway?A dummy in a wheelchair would draw attention and be a really useful guide to how a garment will hide or reveal when seen from that angle. I'm sure I'm not the only girlie who thinks 'I like this dress  but how many people on foot will be able to see straight down my cleavage?' or' If I raise my leg to cross one over the other or to hoof the foot plate into position will the skirt keep me covered or will I flash ?'
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,705 Disability Gamechanger
    No...

    Do you think Scope charity shops feature Mannequals in their window or shop displays? 

    No I don’t think they do. I haven’t seen one.
    i do think they might very well do so as it’s in keeping with their reason for existing.
  • davegregson40davegregson40 Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
     absolutely no problem.In fact a very good and constructive idea and an opportunity to take 
  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 713 Pioneering
    Basis of a good idea, but a) confirming an unfortunate cliche stereotype that the words 'disabled' and 'wheelie' are the  same. b) too bulky and space hungry for most window display spaces. c) would be seen as a waste of funds, unless the fake wheelchair is obviously made of a cardboard cut out.

    A similar idea might be to use every imaginative way to suggest a range of disability (and age, race, size, too).  Not using n.h.s. crutches though, because  although most hospitals  refuse to take them back, the public won't  know, so they will get a vague idea Scope is stealing supplies!  

    Not cliche stereotype of old = walking stick, either. Maybe  cardboard cut out props painted black or white, to suggest w/chair, crutches, sticks, hearing aids, blindness,? Plus sometimes missing limb on models?


  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,065

    Scope community team

    Yes!
    @newborn You make a really good point.  It's important to reflect the diverse range of impairments people experience so mannequins should come in different body types as-well as in wheelchairs.  

    It's great that this subject is getting more attention and thought and mannequals are a good first step (or wheel!) to having more inclusive high streets. 
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  • melaniethorleymelaniethorley Member Posts: 138 Pioneering
    Hi Chloe. Is there anyway I can share this poll with my students?

    Thanks, as always
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes!
    Hi @melaniethorley! People would need to make a community account to make a comment. However, I am more than happy  for you to share the thoughts of your students on their behalf. :)
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  • ppaulppaul Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Yes!
    By all means yes, (though I'm not keen on the word 'Mannequal').
  • Parrot123Parrot123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
    Yes!
    Mannequals are mannequins where the individual uses a wheelchair. They were designed by Sophie Morgan to make the fashion industry more accessible and change the standard mannequin that has stood the test of time.

    If you could vote in the poll and then write your reason why below that would be great!

    3 mannequins that are using a wheelchair
    Lol 😂 what is a mannnaquel??????? 
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,522 Disability Gamechanger
    No...
    I think mannequins whatever their design are outdated and take up valuable selling space.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • m_burrell82m_burrell82 Member Posts: 104 Pioneering
    Yes!
    I think they would look good and attract folk to the store.
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