STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A group of Stockholm design students have created a line of clothing for female inmates, introduced Tuesday at a prison outside the Swedish capital.
The new clothes replace a unisex outfit of gray T-shirts and sweatpants, The Local reports.
"They really were awful," said Lars Nylen, director general of the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.
Second-year students at the Beckman Design School were told that the new clothing should be durable, cheap to make and attractive. They came up with garments in feminine colors that allow inmates to make minor changes so their outfits become more personal.
As an added bonus, Nylen said, the new clothing is designed to expand easily when women gain weight. Many inmates were ampthetamine users on the outside and put on pounds quickly off the drug.
The inmates themselves will make the new clothing.
"The inmates are very easy to motivate; they are not doing it for the government or the guards, they are working for themselves, learning skills which will help them in the outside world," Nylen said.
|Additional Top News Stories|
ABUJA, Nigeria, May 25 (UPI) --The Nigerian army says it destroyed camps used by Islamist militants to coordinate attacks against communities in northeastern regions of the country.
JAKARTA, May 25 (UPI) --South Korean pop star Psy will perform in Indonesia at a concert celebrating diplomatic ties between the two countries, his management agency said Saturday.
LOS ANGELES, May 25 (UPI) --A hamburger brand known for its size and its status among celebrities, Fatburger, is about to go national, said the company, which was started in California.