‘Big Lebowski’ sweater made from yarn made from a ‘big lebovski’
Posted On June 17, 2021
A ‘big loob’ sweater has been designed to help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder get dressed and go to school.
“I’ve seen a lot of kids with these problems, so I figured if they’re going to dress like they’ve got an ADHD, why not have a sweater that can help them do that?” said designer Lauren Wylie.
The sweater was designed with the help of Australian designer and illustrator Alex Tait and has been named the ‘Big Loob’.
“Alex and I thought it was a fun idea and he wanted to do something that had a little bit of a retro feel,” Ms Wylies told News24.
It is the latest project from the Wyliest family to create something unique for children with ADHD.
This year, the Wysers created an ‘epic’ ‘Halloween sweater’ for their sons.
They also created the ‘Crazy Clown’ costume for their daughters, as well as ‘Grizzly Girl’ and ‘Crimson Heart’ for girls.
Ms Wylys said that the Wiesers had been overwhelmed by the positive response to their work.
“We’re getting quite a lot,” she said.
“It’s definitely been overwhelming.”
“They’re happy, and they’re excited about it.
It’s really inspiring.”
The new sweater is one of the first products created by the Wymys after the family moved to Canberra in 2008.
“I was really overwhelmed by how many people were looking for something to wear in the winter months,” Ms Tait said.
She said the first time she saw the sweater she thought it would be a “really cute little sweater” but it was quickly taken up by the kids.
“[Alex] told me, ‘It’s a really cool idea, I think it could be something really cool to make’,” Ms Tield said.