In episode 87, life-long lover of fashion and modest dresser, Rivky Itzkowitz, shares how she makes fashion work for her and other women like her through her brand Impact Fashion. Rivky seamlessly weaves her Orthodox Jewish values, skillful design and patternmaking, and fashion sense into each piece for sizes 2-28.
Rivky Itzkowitz is a fashion designer living in NYC. As a practicing Orthodox Jew, she was frustrated at not being able to find modest clothes that actually fit, so she set out to create her own. Her company, Impact Fashion, is among the only size-inclusive modest fashion lines on the market. Every style is fitted to perfection and is available in sizes 2-28 because there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be. She is also the host of the Be Impactful Podcast where she sits down with the women making a difference in their own corners of the world. You can find her @impact.fashion.nyc and see all of her designs on impactfashionnyc.com. Listen to the Be Impactful Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How Rivky has always her love of fashion fit her personal values
- The real cost of offering inclusive sizes (hint: it’s not what you’d think)
- Why good design and good fit require caring for bodies of all shapes and sizes
- The insights Rivky gained from working as a seamstress doing alterations
- How Rivky chose her business name – and why the name is not actually that important
- The three values that Impact Fashion is built on
- How Rivky developed the inclusive size chart for Impact Fashion
- The reasons why Impact Fashion switched from being a wholesale line to selling only retail
- How Rivky structures her days to get everything done
- Why Rivky started her podcast, Be Impactful, and the results she’s seen after 200+ episodes
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