It's been a while since I shared my size inclusivity goals!
It all started in 2020 when I set the goal to add sizes XL and XXL. I'm so proud that 3 years later I have also added 3XL and XS and I am very happy with the fit of those newer sizes.
I do have new goals to share that I will be working on in the coming year or two.
There is currently a pretty big jump between our size Large and XL. Our sizes XL, XXL and 3XL are more accurately sized as 1X, 2X, 3X. My goal is to adjust the names of the sizes and add a proper XL in between the Large and 1X since there a large gap.
Nothing will change about the XL, XXL or 3XL, only the way I name them. And I will be adding in a size XL to fill that gap between our current large and XL (1X)
As I mentioned in the 2021 update, I know that this offering is still limited and I have heard from friends and shoppers that they still don't fit into my sizing. Some wanting smaller sizes and others wanting larger ones.
As it stands, I am still just one person making the clothing and patterns and I need to be realistic with what I can offer. Having not only the size available but also being confident that I am offering that size in the best fit I can offer is extremely important to me. And with my current workload, and adding in the new XL mentioned above, this is my maximum capacity.
I really hope I can grow this brand and expand sizing as well as accessibility in the future and I appreciate all of your understanding and patience for me as a small brand.
I am so grateful to have connected with shoppers in the last few years who wear up to a size 3XL. The gratitude you have shared with me offering your size has been priceless and you feeling included and welcomed by my brand means the absolute world to me.
Creating clothing is my passion, the fact that all of you feel like you are reflected in what I make is the greatest compliment and achievement for me.
Here are my inclusivity goals for 2023-2024
-Slow change over sizes XL XXL 3XL to 1X 2X, 3X
-Add a size XL in between current Large and future 1X
-keep standard for size representation in photoshoots
-take in feedback on what we can do better in terms of representation and inclusion of our brand and work towards that feedback.
I am grateful for you taking the time to read my goals and reflection. If you feel so inclined, please share with me your feedback on where I can do better with my brand! It can be something small or something big, or maybe something I can be clearer on. I value your feedback and I truly want to make this space as comfortable and welcoming as I can!
You can email me at email@example.com
With love, Katia