the future is inclusive

Zhe:

Zhe by Karyn Elizabeth a lingerie brand designed with the fit and function needs of the TGNC community. Our lingerie was designed to address the specific needs of transgender women and femme identifying people, our underwear are designed with a wider gusset and also include a supportive multi layered front panel. Our specially made power mesh is soft and luxurious, while also having a high spandex content to help with smoothing and support where necessary. After researching and seeing the lengths that trans women went to feel comfortable in their clothes, I wanted to streamline all those DIY techniques and alleviate some of the unhealthy practices of taping.

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Transparentcy : Your kid is transgender, now what?

Transparentcy : Your kid is transgender, now what?

Late in 2014, when my daughter shared that she was transgender with my husband and I, I knew that we would love and support her but I didn’t know how I would help, I didn’t know how I could help.  I knew that I would have to research and do lots and lots of homework...

My first Interview

My first Interview

I’m so honored to have been asked to participate in the Radicals and Revolutionaries Lab podcast with Jillian Foster.  I am a fan of her and her podcast, so actually being on it was truly amazing!! We touch on a bunch of topics, fashion design, parenting, LGBTQ+...

A little bit about founder, Karyn Elizabeth

A little bit about founder, Karyn Elizabeth

Zhe by Karyn Elizabeth was an idea born of necessity, an idea that came to be after trying to help my daughter navigate finding appropriate and comfortable under garments.  The intimate apparel industry is truly lacking in options for the transgender community in...

Pride Month

Pride Month

 Today marks the first day of Pride Month.  Pride has taken a deeper meaning in my life over the past five years, since I’ve become actively involved in the LGBTQ+ community, especially the transgender community.  ...

Amazing Strides From Around the World

Amazing Strides From Around the World

I woke up today to two amazing news stories that I couldn’t wait to share!  There is an influx of negative news lately, while understandable it is good to get some sunshine in our lives also. First, Marie Cau became the first person of trans experience to be...

Marvel Announces Trans Superhero

Marvel Announces Trans Superhero

This week Marvel boss Kevin Feige said that there will “absolutely” be a transgender character in an upcoming Marvel film!!  Feige was at a Q&A event for NY Film Academy when he was asked if there were plans to bring more queer characters, specifically...

Being an ally or just being a loving parent

Being an ally or just being a loving parent

  Today I’d like to discuss how to navigate being an ally to our transgender children.  Although it may seem easy to some of us, it is something that evokes a great conversation and some important talking points.  As the mother of a trans woman, I’ve learned so...

Fabric Sourcing

Fabric Sourcing

I recently went to what can only be called a fabric lovers heaven, Interfiliere New York is a convention in name only.  I am lucky enough to live in NYC and have access to so many of the fashion industries major events.   Interfiliere New York is a special one, in...

The Design Process

The Design Process

The design process is probably the hardest part of actually getting your ideas out there. Sure you can sketch a beautiful gown or sexy panties but now you have to make that gorgeous drawing a reality. Sourcing fabrics is a tedious but satisfying part of the design...

Inclusion

Inclusion

Inclusiveness in the fashion industry, especially in intimate apparel, is really taking off. So many companies are seeing that being inclusive is the future!! My personal hopes are that all women, regardless of size, color, ability and gender identity are represented...

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