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Can you help create the ultimate ‘tucking’ underwear?

by Boris Hodakel  • January 21, 2019 • 2 min read

Our goal at Sewport is to give every person the opportunity to create what they want within fashion, whether it be for business or personal use. With that in mind, we have had an enquiry that we’d like to share with you, from a lady who spotted how we helped a recent customer who wanted to create a dress made from her late mother’s hair.

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A transgender woman has contacted us in a bid to find a designer and manufacturer that can create the ultimate ‘tucking’ underwear. We received the request via email last week, however we’ve been unable to find professionals to help her so far – hence we’re now launching a public appeal.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous but signed her email off as ‘Bee’, has saved £2,000 to create a prototype of the underwear, with hopes the design can be mass produced for the transgender female market.

Bee’s email detailed her struggle with current ‘tucking’ methods and how she’s concerned about the medical implications of them. She also says she’s tried the ‘gaff’ method, which is makeshift underwear, but finds it doesn’t provide enough security. Neither method makes her feel like a woman either, and that’s her main motivation for creating something ‘functional and feminine’.

Bee’s email revealed that she was only initially interested in creating something for personal use, however now she is hopeful that if her prototype is a success, she can launch a range of feminine and bespoke lingerie for all transgender women.

Here’s a screenshot of Bee’s email:

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Boris Hodakel, Sewport founder, said,

“I am really proud that Sewport is fast becoming the place to go if you have a fashion solution to a very real problem, and although Bee doesn’t have the solution yet, she is trying to work with people who might, and willing to put her savings into making it happen. It’s very admirable and I hope we can help her find a suitable designer and manufacturer, because I can see the value a garment like this would add to transgender women’s lives.

“I implore any designer or manufacturer who has experience in the lingerie market to get in touch. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how the garment would look or functionally work, Bee is open to any sort of discussion, and I’m sure from her personal and your professional experience, something great will happen.”

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About the author:

Boris Hodakel is the founder and CEO of Sewport - an online marketplace connecting brands and manufacturers, former founder of various clothing manufacturing services. He is passionate about e-commerce, marketing and production digitisation. Connect with Boris on LinkedIn.