Lili and Alex are the pizza-loving friends behind sustainable fashion brand Nettle Studios in San Francisco, California. They recently extended their size run to 4X and their sales grew by a jaw-dropping 300%. In this interview with plus-size fashion enthusiast, Virgie Tovar, they go deep into what the process has been like and how the transition landed them on Vogue.com this year.
Writer Anna Tennis recounts her lonely g‑strings last day and why saying goodbye is not as easy as we think.
Meet Kianosh Michelle Moezam! A Brooklyn based creative who is big on tailoring, discovering new colorways, and might have the largest Baggu collection ever. She may also have just come up with the most brilliant perfume commercial ever.
A look at the practices of plus size women patterning, sewing, swapping, altering, and thrifting. These methods have long been part of creating style in the face of fashion industry discrimination, social stigma, as well as the income gap between plus and straight size women. Written by body positive author and podcast host Virgie Tovar.
What’s old is new again; La Réunion is a labour of love. The project is helmed by self-described “daughter of immigrants, lover of vintage, and aspiring storyteller” Sarah Nsikak, a 29 year old textile artist & designer working in Brooklyn, NY. has a chat with model and writer Lydia Okello about how her past is shaping her future in the fashion world.
Community member Katie Chapman can be found backcountry skiing by day and wearing floor length sequin gowns by night. This community member shares how she balances mountain life with her 2 pups and boyfriend in Victor, Idaho.
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As more independent designers emerge, many are starting to offer inclusive size ranges. Here is a (growing) list of ethical designers who offer extended sizes starting with 3x and higher. Curated by sustainable fashion writer and body positive activist, Marielle Terhart. This will be updated as we discover more, so stay tuned for part 2!
BIPOC designers have always existed – it’s just now that they are finally getting the type of attention and exposure that seems to come easily to their white counterparts. From high-fashion to easy basics, the brands listed below are only a sampling of BIPOC folks making their names in the fashion and style industry. Writer, Nana K. Twumasi highlights a few of our faves. Look out for part 2 soon.
Xicana and design student, Mari, shares (and blows our mind with) her favorite hat maker.
Domenica introduces herself and shares with us one epic party dress.
Jewelry designer Ravena Kerur shares her favorite vintage find and what a coffee date with Michelle Obama would look like.