Hello & welcome to Comfort on the Spectrum. We're thrilled that you found us, and we hope that our products can provide a beautiful sensory experience for you or your loved one.

If you're here, then you're probably curious about the people behind the brand and how we came to be. So let us introduce ourselves:

My name is Kelly, and I live in Melbourne, Australia with my husband, our four children, and our three fur babies. I'm passionate about family, friends, and living life with acceptance and adventure.

Inclusivity is essential to me, which is why I also work one day a week in disability support, helping people in the community live an equal and inclusive lifestyle.

When our third son was six weeks old, we noticed that there was something different about his vision. After many trips to the children's hospital, several tests, and lots of stress, worry, anxiety, and tears, we discovered that our baby boy, Max, had no vision or light perception in either eye. He was born with a rare and complex genetic condition known as Norrie Disease, which left him blind. Later, we learned that he also has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Max is now fourteen years old, and we've learned a lot from our journey together. Most importantly, we've learned that he is so much more than his disability. He's kind, funny, passionate, stubborn, a wizard at braille and maths, and a brilliant musician! He's a loving brother, friend, son, grandson, nephew, cousin, and is adored by many people who are fortunate to be part of his life.

However, life is not always easy, and there have been many ups and downs along the way. Max's sensitivities and anxieties are challenging, and we seek ongoing therapies to manage them. Over the years, they have changed. Some have improved, some have worsened, and some new ones pop up without warning.

One of Max's biggest sensitivities is clothing, especially pyjamas. When he was little, I found it relatively easy to find clothing that he would tolerate. I learned to avoid things like zips, buttons, scratchy or uncomfortable materials, cut off tags, and always wash the garment before use. More thought had to go into the purchases, but it was doable.

 But as Max grew older, it became harder and harder to find clothes he could tolerate. By the time he reached size 12, it was almost impossible. I searched high and low to find something that he would wear around the house and to bed, but nothing seemed to work. I wasted money on items that he would rip apart, cry over, or simply take off because they were too uncomfortable. He was wearing one pair of pyjamas that were too small repeatedly and would get so upset when I had to take them away to wash them for fear that he wouldn't ever get them back.

It was at this point that I realized something needed to change. So I reached out to therapists and friends with Sensory Sensitivities , and the feedback was unanimous: clothing was uncomfortable, too expensive, had too many childish graphics, or was made of hot, cheap material.

 I knew on an intuitive level that this needed to change. So I started studying design and manufacturing, what "sensory-friendly" really means, how to achieve it well, and what effects clothes have on people - especially those with ASD, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Sensitive Skin.

After a year of learning and research, I mustered the courage to start my own small business. And so, Comfort on the Spectrum was born!  What started as pyjamas & loungewear for kids / teens has developed into Adult Sizes, some outerwear & most recently Sensory Socks. The entire range is made from beautiful, soft, high-quality fabrics that we try to keep at an affordable price point. We avoid things like added tags, buttons, zips, or plastics.

My dream is to provide a beautiful & dependable product for families like ours and be there as they grow. If we can help take some of the pressure off of parents and caregivers and make the lives of those wearing our products easier and happier, then I couldn't wish for more.

Thanks for reading our story and for supporting our business. We would love to hear from you, so please don't hesitate to comment or say hello!

 Love, Kelly, Comfort on the Spectrum xx