Turning fashion challenges into fashion victories

Hi there, classy friends!

Back in December, we hosted a really fun Twitter Chat event. The topic of course was…FASHION! Participants were great about sharing their personal fashion victories as well as challenges.

Sometimes overcoming a fashion challenge for a person with a physical disability is very simple. It doesn’t always require reinventing the wheel.

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Model: Reveca Torres Photo by: Kiki Conant

One participant, Reveca Torres, raved how one clothing retailer turned her fashion challenge into a fashion victory by hemming her awesome new yoga pants for her – free of charge!

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Model: Reveca Torres Photo by: Kiki Conant

The praise-worthy retailer is, Athleta! They specialize in women’s active wear and offer a variety of body positive sizes that includes Plus, Petite, and Tall. Also, they will hem your pants if you need them to!

This week’s fashion accessibility shout out goes to, Athleta!

Keepin’ it classy,

Jane Hash, Co-Founding Director

p.s. What could your favorite clothing retailer do to help turn your fashion challenges into fashion victories?

How One Donor Doubled His Donation

Hi there, classy friends!

We received such a generous gift recently, that we are oozing with gratitude and can’t wait to tell you all about it!

One of our supporters, Alan Washington, is one of my dearest friends from college and now works for Citizens Bank. Before making his donation to Classy Little Fashions Foundation, he asked his employer if they have a Matching-Gifts program. To our good fortune, they do!

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Alan Washington – Facilitator at Citizens Bank

That means, Alan’s generous gift of $500 turned into $1,000! This money will be used to buy fabric and offset the cost of a much needed sewing machine repair.

Colorful fabrics on sale

Currently, our donations total $2,196. We are still a distance from meeting our ultimate goal of $12,000. With innovative supporters like you though, we will surely reach our goal!

Thank you Alan and Citizens Bank!

Keepin’ it classy,

Jane Hash, Co-Founding Director

p.s. Does your employer offer a Matching-Gifts program?