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April Mission: Understanding Fit and Body Relationships
Dear Changewear Companions,
Welcome to April! Spring is now underway and we are enjoying warmer, longer days full of sun and joy. We hope you are enjoying the same.
Each of us are unique. Our minds, our experiences, our emotions and our bodies are all different...that's what makes us...us! This month we hope to bring you research, images, and ideas about the science behind our bra fit and body relationships.
Scroll down for a powerful message from our founder, Michelle Judson.
Happy April everyone! As we continue to grow and expand as a business, we have been spending more time researching fit, the diversity of human bodies, and how we can innovate products that accurately respond to these unique differences.
This is a big undertaking, but our team has been enjoying every moment of the challenging experience. We are dedicated to delivering intimates that reflect you. And each one of you is different. This makes our job rather challenging...but we are energized by this mission everyday.
Not all clothing is made equal. The human form is different depending on genetics, lifestyle, and a whole host of other factors. This is why each human is unique and beautiful! As designers and innovators, our job is to find solutions to address the complexities of the human body.
Our mission this month is to help teach our community about fit, body diversity, product innovation, and how these all interact to create our passionate Changewear products. We hope you enjoy and reach out with any questions you may have.
With pride in our innovation,
-Michelle, Founder & CEO
Shapes For All Sizes
Our Samantha and Scarlett bras are unique. Visit our website to find more information about which collection fits your unique size and style.
As we move into April, we hope you are finding pride in your unique body and personality. There is no one else in the world quite like you, and we are so honored to have you as a part of our community.
With gratitude in our unique forms,
Michelle & the Changewear Team
Creating Change Wear(Where) You Are
The Right Bra Fit & Bra Care
Here we are...witnessing the month of March and the first quarter of the year conclude. As always, we are incredibly grateful for your love and support in making 2019 a fabulous and mission-driven year.
To round out our month, today we want to talk about finding the right bra fit and how to properly care for your Changewear bra.
Scroll down to learn more!
Finding the right fit for your bra can seem overwhelming and frustrating...but it doesn't have to be!
We've created this simple guide and corresponding chart to help you determine both your band size and your bust size.
Taking the time to measure yourself and find a bra that suits your own unqiue shape and size feels so good! You deserve to feel good in what you wear...and have the power to change it with your mood, too!
That is the mission of Changewear. We hope you find joy in feeling confident and creative in your bra everyday.
-Michelle, Founder & CEO
Bra Care Tips & Tricks
Are you taking good care of your intimates? By properly washing and caring for them, you will benefit from added longevity of your favorite pieces!
Try these tips:
#1. Hand Wash Your Bras:
By using a little warm water and some soft suds, carefully soak and scrub any stains or wear. Gently fold the bra against a dry towel to remove any excess water and lay it out to air dry (never put it in the dryer!)
#2. Use Mesh Lingerie Bags
If you find yourself in a pinch for time and choose to use the washing machine, place your bra in a soft mesh lingerie bag to prevent any snagging and tearing. Be sure to hook the clasps to avoid damage.
#3. Store Standing Up
Avoid the age old habit of folding your bra in half before placing it in your drawer. Your bra will last longer and stay sturdier if you store it standing up in your drawer with the help of organizers.
Your Bra, Your Style
Shop our collection of bras to find one that is the perfect reflection of your personal style!
Then shop our Colorfils to customize your bra with your mood!
We hope that your March has been full of renewed energy and plenty of creative organization! Stay tuned for more helpful tips and tricks from the Changewear team as we move into a wonderful April!
With clean homes and creative spirits,
Michelle & the Changewear Team
Creating Change Wear(Where) You Are
As we wrap up our January focus on transparency, impact, and conscious business practices, we wanted to share a little more about what conscious consumerism and business really mean and empower you to make meaningful change in your community.
Changewear is committed to supporting women where they are. We believe that supporting each other, no matter the circumstances or story, creates a movement to empower each other. By celebrating our differences, sharing challenges and acknowledging our wins, we shine light on our tenacity, resilience and strength.
Changewear is pleased to present a series featuring inspiring women and their amazing accomplishments and impact. By highlighting and sharing each woman’s story and passionate endeavors, we can build each other up, spread the word, create a meaningful network of support and share stories of how women are Creating Change Where They Are.
We are pleased for you to meet Kim Allchurch Flick, Advocateur, Connector, Collaborator, Catalyst and founder of Mighty Epiphyte Consulting. Kim is an experienced businessperson and educator who helps companies make positive impacts by helping them align purpose with people, planet, and profit. Kim founded Mighty Epiphyte after several career changes and brings together her passions for entrepreneurship, social enterprise, sustainability, and marketing to support companies who hope to develop strategic marketing plans and get B Corp or Benefit Company Certified. We are so grateful to learn from Kim and celebrate her work and influence in creating change where she is.
Changewear: Please tell us about Mighty Epiphyte Consulting and how you came to create this.
Kim Allchurch Flick: After a wonderful career in medicine, layoffs led me to an International MBA revolving around marketing, sustainability and social enterprise. A teacher hired me for a tech startup, her and I hired 9 team members and we felt like we were rocking the world in a new way for the greater good. Until we learned the corporate money wasn’t there. When we went to work to an eviction notice on the door, I created Mighty Epiphyte at first to give them contract work. We still stay in touch and support each other.
The social enterprise, volunteering, business for good triad has always been in my DNA. In University I worked with companies to nurture them through their B Lab assessments to become B Corp in the first year of the program. Mighty Epiphyte takes this skill, combined with my business acumen, education and love of entrepreneurship for people, planet, profit and purpose and gives me a platform to be an advocate and coach toward better business for good, improving and measuring impact. I have restarted from scratch more than once, my mission to help drives me.
CW: Change is a big part of our brand and we believe in effecting change where you are and that even the smallest change can bring about huge benefits. What are some changes that you made in your life that had great impacts on you or others around you?
KAF: From 4 layoffs to a new career. From married to divorced to head over heels in blissful marriage. I have greatly simplified, need less to do more, don’t need “stuff”, I nurture my need to contribute and give back, to be a great problem preventer, solution seeker, change maker.
CW: What are some ways that we can help support you? What would you like us to know?
CW: What are you most looking forward to in your immediate future?
KAF: Seeing my nephew in his winter concert, a blossoming musician in a career that’s tough for making a living.
CW: Changewear is excited to support you because of the thoughtful and impactful changes your are creating. To allow us to follow you and advocate, please share your social media and contact information.
You can follow me and Mighty Epiphyte at the following websites:
Kim, Thank you for taking the time to be interviewed and sharing your greatness with our Changewear community. We wish you the very best as you continue supporting companies and making meaningful change where you are.
Michelle and The Changewear Team
Creating Change Wear (Where) You Are™
We are pleased for you to meet Shannon Keith, CEO and founder of Sudara. Sudara is a company which embodies the heart-warming qualities of social enterprise in every way. Sudara works to empower women, ending human trafficking, and embrace the power of social enterprise to create deep, sustainable impact. Sudara creates loungewear, robes and pajamas while working to end human trafficking by providing hope, freedom and opportunity through living-wage jobs, skills training, and education to women in India.