Here are some amazing queer clothing lines who believe in the beauty of body positivity and size diversity.
The #GENDERFLUX campaign was created by Elliott Alexzander to bring awareness to the gender non-conforming communities. They are crowd funding to take the brand from a campaign to a full scale clothing brand in an effort to change the clothing industry.
UPDATE (Apr 2, 2015): Check out their Indiegogo page!
Rebirth Garments are gender non-conforming wearables and accessories for people on the full spectrum of gender, size and ability. They specialize in Trans* and gender queer specific needs in lingerie and swimwear.
Sharpe creates quality suits and dresswear with a unique approach undefined by gender, and a classic feel. Using Andropometrics™: their trademarked formula for measuring all body types, they focus on tailoring to fit your specific style and shape, no matter how you identify.
69 is a non-gender, non-demographic clothing line. All products and garments are manufactured in Los Angeles, California. 69 is timeless and classic yet made in our present and meant for the future.
FLAVNT Streetwear is an Austin based independent clothing brand for men, women, and everybody in between. Started with the goal of creating clothes that promote confidence, especially within the LGBTQ community, FLAVNT is all about being proud and comfortable with who you are and flaunting that to the world. They promote this message of self-love and confidence through our designs and actions by supporting the LGBTQ community as a whole, as well as impacting individual lives.
Saint Harridan provides classic menswear* designed for women, people with curves, genderqueer people, and trans men. They carry suits, dress shirts, casual clothing, ties, jackets, and pajamas.
7. Jag & Co.
JagandCo, created by E. Jaguar Beckford, is Bespoke Clothing meets Vintage Chic.
Bluestockings Boutique is a lingerie and underthings boutique that began when queer-identified founder Jeanna Kadlec realized there was no lingerie boutique in the United States geared to the LGBTQIA+ community. Bluestockings' mission is to empower people who have been marginalized by the mainstream lingerie industry and to offer them an experience that reflects their identities, their bodies, and their values.
Duchess Clothier is a tiny enterprise seated in the small urban paradise of Portland, Oregon providing custom garments for men, women, and all those in between. Founded as a one-lady operation in 2005, Duchess has grown into business that provides all its employees fulfilling work-lives and its customers the thrill of high quality suits and other garments, both custom and off-the-rack.
10. Kipper Clothiers
Founded in 2013, Kipper Clothiers is committed to the production of the highest quality of well-fitting tailored suits and shirts for all genders.
11. SUN SUN
Toronto based custom, handmade designer clothes, ranging in sizes S-XXXL
12. Haute Butch
Hautebutch is a fierce fashion and lifestyle brand offering a one stop shop for butch + tomboy women to shop their unique style. Designed by and for Butches, studs, and tomboys.
13. Bindle & Keep
Bindle & Keep is a premier bespoke clothing company serving the NYC and DC area. Around three years ago, they began cultivating a consciously queer friendly approach after clothier (and Qwear friend) Rae Tutera started a conversation with owner David Friedman. They create custom suits, shirts, and tuxes for people of all genders. They were recently featured in Lena Dunham's documentary, Suited.
14. Equal Period
Equal Period empowers individuals by creating clothing for a more diverse set of identities and body types. $10 from every item sold goes to a non profit.
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As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.