If you've read some of my blog over the years or interacted with me regarding my sewn garments, you know that this gap is one of the biggest reasons that drove me to sew. From the dance world to hiking gear, surfing on the ocean to proper protective gear for my skating, there just has not been anything that I could semi-fit and take in for alteration, let along fit on more than my right arm. For years, that told me that I didn't belong outdoors. Ultimately, that didn't stop me. But it's definitely been a journey and taken time and plenty of distraction by my hunting for the most unusual wildflowers to help me devote more and more time outdoors irregardless of the gap in clothing and gear offerings.
Ultimately, they believe in Quality + Lastability + Durability and so do I. When I invest my time in making a garment, I make it with those same principles in mind.
As you can see, not only do I sew, but I am a customer too. So, I was completely tickled to be part of the conversation.
I got to meet a couple of the pattern drafters/designers for REI, a few folks from Brooks who were involved with their Sports Bra development and several lovely folks from various areas of Columbia.