Just in time for Full Figured Fashion Week, we talk to Curves with Purpose and their non-profit partner Soles4Souls about “grossophobia,” empowering “curvy” women to dress with style, and donating shoes to transform lives in the developing world.
Meet the CEOs of these two organizations and hear the inspiring stories of the work they are doing together to simultaneously disrupt the cycle of poverty and change the conversation about “curvy” size clothing.
Nancy Youssef, CEO Curves with Purpose
Buddy Teaster, CEO Soles4Souls
Curves with Purpose is an innovative online shopping experience that curates an assortment of global brands that serve women of diverse sizes and shapes while also helping these women tell their stories about shape diversity and size inclusion in a world that doesn’t always cater to their needs.
Soles4Souls is a non-profit social enterprise based in Nashville that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through microenterprises and the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. To date, they have donated over 30 million pairs of shoes around the globe.