Modern Warfare Week

Rackety’s – Richmond Trouser Project

A reader recently contacted us regarding an ongoing project in the UK to develop specialty clothing for Military personnel recovering from leg injuries.

Richmond Trousers

Rackety’s is a UK-based manufacturer that makes specialty clothing for children and adults with disabilities. Working closely with the Ministry of Defence, they have developed a special pant that is designed to be worn over an external fixator frame, which aids in stabilizing shattered leg bones during recovery. Called ‘Richmond Trousers’, they are named after Colonel David Richmond who helped with their early development, as he had previously suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during operations. The pants aid in reducing the risk of infection while adding comfort and useability to the wearer. The Richmond Trousers have been trialed successfully, and are now being prepped to be sold on the market place.

www.disabled-clothing.co.uk/blog/Richmond-trouser-project

www.gov.uk/government/news/clothing-for-injured-service-personnel

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2 Responses to “Rackety’s – Richmond Trouser Project”

  1. JJ says:

    Excellent concept!

  2. JD says:

    As an amputee on active duty I have been sewing velcro on the inside of my pants for the last 2 years. Few hiccups with some SGMs but no biggie. Awesome to see our Brother and Sisters across the pond getting taken care of