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We're proud to share Degree has been named to this prestigious list in the Consumer Goods category, for reimagining its deodorant to make it accessible for people with disabilities.

The product, which is the world's first inclusive deodorant for people with visual impairment and upper extremity impairment, was co-created by a team of design experts from Wunderman Thompson, including occupational therapists, engineers, consultants, and people living with disabilities across the globe.

Congratulations to our client and the team involved. Find out more about the project below.

The Most Innovative Consumer Goods Companies of 2022:

Degree: For making stick deodorant accessible to people with disabilities—finally

In April, Degree introduced Inclusive, the first deodorant for people with disabilities. Traditional sticks are inconvenient, if not impossible, for people with visual or upper-body impairments to use. Degree Inclusive has an enhanced grip, a braille label, easy magnetic closures, and a roll-on applicator, all of which were fussed over by a team of design experts, occupational therapists, and engineers. Parent company Unilever explains the reason for this move is that one in four Americans is disabled, making them, by far, the country’s largest minority group. Yet personal-care products have never attempted to address their needs. Degree Inclusive deodorant is meant to be the face of Unilever’s broader Positive Beauty initiative, which also includes banning the word “normal” to describe hair and skin on beauty or personal-care packaging and pledging to no longer photoshop a model’s shape, size, or skin tone in ads.

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