As I’m sure you can imagine, a lot has been happening behind the scenes at Both&. We are continuing to develop and tweak our initial sets of designs, ensuring we have the best fabrics and fits as possible. We know many of you are eager for product, but making sure we make the highest quality apparel is our number one goal.
That being said, we hope to share this first line with you very soon :)
Since we launched our web presence, we have been blown away by the excitement and engagement of the community—thank you all!
In the last month, we are proud to report the following milestones:
Crossing the threshold of 2k followers on Instagram
Interviewing over 50 members of our community
Receiving over 250 responses to our surveys
Working through two rounds of design prototypes
Doing COVID-safe photoshoots
Onboarding a talented queer filmmaker and DJ for our video series—stay tuned!
Establishing a number of future collaborations
Beginning our efforts to help folks in the community raise money for their GoFundMes
Publishing a story about our design process (you can read here)
We also are excited to announce an ongoing collaboration with G(end)er Swap, and please tune in for an interview with our founder on the Vagina Jul podcast.
Once we have finalized our designs, we will send out information about pre-ordering (we are developing our clothing in small batches, and our ability to best serve the community will be informed by understanding how many folks want what), so keep your eye out for that!
In the meantime, there’s a number of ways you can help us build Both&. We are always looking for more folks who want to share their story with our founder (click here) or take our surveys (click here).
As always, any help spreading the word is much appreciated. Our mission and vision depend on building as large and diverse of a community as possible. Thank you all for being a part of that.
Finnegan and the Both& team