In 2017 our founder, Xander Shephard, was asked to make a binder for an FTM friend who couldn’t afford to buy a new one. Immediately, it was the most comfortable binder he had ever worn, and Xander realized how underserved the trans market was, especially for plus-sized individuals.
Struggling through gender identity questions of their own, Xander finally decided they were “trans enough” to produce a line of basic binders and trademarked the name GenderBender in 2018. After many positive reviews extolling the comfort and quality, and a deep need to dress their trans and nonbinary friends, Xander decided to expand the brand and serve others on the gender spectrum to help them feel euphoric, represented, and valid in a world that is so binary.
Since then, we have cared for the trans community by producing the best clothing solutions for them sustainably and locally. Everyday we think of new ways do do things better, and hope to get them to you as fast as we can as a small business in this economy.