We are often asked about the future of plus size within Ilk + Ernie. So we thought it would be good to have a little section on our website dedicated to the conversation.
Firstly, extending our size range is definitely on the agenda. However, when and how we will do it is a complicated question to answer. With that in mind, we are going to do our best to explain to you what is needed for us to achieve this goal, from the perspective of a small business like ours.
It’s a common misconception, but every extra size to our range requires a substantial amount more money a season. Which is why when we started out, we had to limit ourselves to having less sizes in our range. At the moment, to put it simply, the money still isn’t there. That being said, we wanted to make a start on improving our inclusivity in what ever way we could in 2021. This spring, our Sorbet collection introduced the first XL sizes into our size range. However, not all styles are available in XL yet. A big reason for this is down to not being able to travel to our team in India to work on developing the more tailored designs. We are hoping that next year we will see XL across our full range and that from there, we can continue to slowly grow our sizes up.
We’ve been hugely affected by CV-19, the plan to extend our range continues to be effected by the financial and physical impact the past two years has had on our business. For me (Jess) as the owner of this business, I can’t begin to tell you how much that fact upsets me. It’s an incredibly frustrating place to still find ourselves in.
We value every SINGLE customer that has supported us thus far. We are still learning and listening and thank you for all your feedback. This is still very much a journey for us, we hope you will stick along for the ride ❤️.
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ALLL our love and thanks.