Apparel and Textile Design
Fit for every body
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 …
Video: Ask Dr. Deb
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.”