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The latest kit from women’s cycling brand Machines for Freedom is more than catchy colors and a flattering cut. Called “Fruits,” it’s also a meditation on female strength and a challenge to see cyclists differently. We asked Jennifer Kriske, founder of Machines, to tell us more about the kit that’s been blowing up our social media for the last few weeks.
The shirt in question reads “‘LADIES’ IS GENDER NEUTRAL” and is only offered in women’s sizes. However, I presented the women’s sizes as unisex and replied to requests for men’s sizing with phrases women have heard many times.
—This is a great blog post from Alice Goldfuss about the struggle of unisex sizing. I get contacted often from brands that want to show themselves as supporting women’s cycling but offer a unisex jersey. This doesn’t cut it for me, no pun intended. By only offering unisex you are taking away my only option for CHOICE, my privilege. Some may not think a jersey is a big deal, but it means more than the materials.
By Katharine Erwin “That blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs, and it’s sort of comical how you think you made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff” is a
Great News for women cycling enthusiasts looking for something new in cycling fashion this year. A new Casper-based startup SolidarityCycling.com is all set to redefine cycling fashion with its exclusive line of women cycling kits that sport unique artworks by female artists. Two parts of the proceeds from every sale will go to each artist and also to organizations dedicated to inspire and mentor women or girls on bikes.
New year, new me. New year, new goals. Sure, it’s a new year, but the same situations or issues plaguing you last year don’t just get wiped away clean. I wish!
Sometimes it’s hard to get your groove back. It could be that you’re struggling with weight loss, with the loss of a loved one or a relationship, with family obligations, or illness of any kind.
I personally am dealing with several of those things – and the fact that it turned the clock to a new year didn’t wipe my slate clean. I have been thinking about ideas to help me be kind to myself in this transition, but to be careful not to let cycling leave my life completely. I hope these help you, too. Continue reading