Hello! I'm Alissa - the founder of Plus Babes Vintage.
Plus size fashion has always been an important aspect of my life since I've worn all sizes between UK16 and UK26 so far. When I was a teenager there was hardly a selection of plus size clothes. Not to mention clothes that teens consider cool. I was always hiding under "concealing" tops and had to shop in fashion stores where nobody else of my peers would shop at.
When the first plus size collections by modern brands launched, not only my wardrobe grew, but also my self-confidence. I was finally able to wear what I like and what made me feel comfortable in my own skin. For the first time ever I experienced how liberating and creative it could be to express one's personality through fashion.
After getting more and more into the topic of sustainability, I learned that textile waste has increased by more than 800% in the last 50 years.
I realized that I wanted to be a part of the change the fashion industry, the second largest polluter of our time, needs.
Vintage fashion inspires me not only in terms of sustainability, but also with its quality. In the past decades companies were producing under different conditions and standards. Vintage clothing is high quality made and therefore more durable, wohooo!
During my search for vintage clothing I noticed that I could hardly find anything my size, let alone larger sizes. A few ‘oversize‘ sweaters and shirts were available, but I wanted fancy blouses, fluttering dresses and colourful skirts. Since I didn't find anything like that, I decided to take it into my own hands. And that's how Plus Babes Vintage was born in April 2020. A shop for Mid & Plus Size vintage clothing from the 70‘s to 00‘s in sizes UK12-30. So that you can give a second life to a favorite vintage piece in your size.
Sustainability & Packaging
Sustainability is not only important to us when it comes to clothing - our packaging is also environmentally friendly. We don‘t use plastic but only paper to pack up your new favorite pieces.
We ship with DHL GoGreen, which means that we compensate all emissions that emerge during transport.
Our business premises are all operated with green electricity.
At Plus Babes Vintage you can shop with a clear conscience and express yourself with cool vintage styles.
Happy sustainable shopping!