Fatphobia is an important societal problem that needs to be tackled.
Dealing with manufacturers, distributors, and fulfillment companies has more completely exposed the issue. When independent creators set out to create products for all bodies, we’re encountering way higher prices and fewer color options on plus-sized options (if they carry them at all). It’s not by choice that I offer a small selection of plus-sized items. I’m one person performing the website coding, ordering, photography, copywriting, social media, and more, but I do hope to have the funds to better serve fat bodies one day.
I currently don’t make any profit from the plus-sized items I have available because it’s just important for me to have them. I only recently got them priced equally with other shirts. Yes, I’ve tried many companies. I’m always open to suggestions but I mostly want to reassure everyone who supports me that it *is* a priority. It was a priority as soon as BGC launched. It isn’t your job to show me how to create for you guys, it’s on me to figure it out, and I will.
Size Chart – Crop Tops
Shirt width (chest) (inches)
Shirt length (inches)
Size Chart – Tees
If you are displeased with my sizing, you’re right to feel that way. You must be frustrated to see someone who advocates for fat bodies drop clothing that doesn’t represent everyone. But I hope that you also remember that this wasn’t supposed to develop into a larger project. I’m so grateful that it did but I’m still working against a larger fatphobic system that doesn’t want to see ya’ll in lewks — and I don’t have investors, assistants, or employees. I do promise not to keep you waiting for long.
I used to be the first person calling brands out for excluding certain bodies. Now that I’m creating clothes myself, I realize that sometimes, it’s out of our hands as individuals. Calling out creators isn’t necessarily as productive as calling out the manufacturers, distributors, screen printing companies, and fulfillment companies that offer such limited options.
I’m grateful for these lessons and for all of you for holding me accountable. I also hope that my fellow skinny folks are advocating for bodies unlike ours. It’s on everyone — not just fat folks, but also those who never have to consider if a brand carries their size. If we’re loud together, we can accomplish so much more.