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Swap It, Mend It, Make It Work: Anti-Capitalist Practices in Plus-Size Fashion.

May 4, 2021 — Articles

Written by

 profile photoVirgie Tovar

Illustrations by

 profile photoJordan

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.

Meet Designer Sarah Nsikak of La Réunion

April 27, 2021 — Interviews

Written by

styleisstyle profile photoLydia Okello

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.

Plus Size Designer Guide

January 19, 2021 — Guides

Written by

 profile photoMarielle TerHart

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 Designer Guide Issue 1

January 19, 2021 — Guides

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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.

In Defense of Playing Dress-Up

May 28, 2020 — Articles

Written by

joandidiot profile photoRosalie Uggla

Writer and community member Rosalie Uggla shares from her home during the Minnesota stay-at-home order. In her essay below, she explains how isolation can lend an opportunity for playfulness, restoration, and connection instead of self-inflicted productivity.