My compression products are specifically made to address deep pressure and sensory needs. Whereas, Nike and Under Armour compression shirts are designed specifically to promote blood flow during workouts. Athletic compression shirts use a lower percentage of spandex (5-8%) in their fabric, meaning they apply a lower amount of compression when compared to my shirts which have 12% spandex.
When compared to other autism compression shirts, my compression shirts have a higher percentage of spandex and a much softer feel. I don’t use any shiny or irritating materials. Spio compression shirts have zippers in the back and are made to be an orthosis for join stability. While their product applies a more custom and tighter fit, not everyone needs that amount of restriction.
I’ve intentionally designed in details that look stylish while also functioning as a form of fidget or tactile sensory input. I think through details to reduce irritation such as seaming being completely tag-less.