Inside an old yellow craftsman house, sewing machines whir, sketches adorn the walls, underwear and tank top prototypes hang from clothing racks, and a cat wanders through the living room.
Debbie Christel’s childhood home in north Tacoma has transformed into the headquarters of Kade and Vos, a start-up company helping women get the clothes they need.
“We ask women, what do you need to be comfortable?” says company cofounder Christel ’08. “Our design process doesn’t go through a weight-biased filter. We don’t take a small pattern and make it bigger. We know that doesn’t work.”
In the United States, 67 percent of women wear a … » More …
Dr. Deborah Christel explains the 6 types of fat shaming commonly seen on TV.
Christel ’08 is a cofounder of Kade & Vos, a company promoting more range in women’s clothes sizes. In her blog and videos, Christel covers a lot of topics around weight bias.
Read more about Christel and Kade & Vos cofounder Ashley Scott ’16 in “Fit for every body.”