About Us

In 2017 our founder, Xandre 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 Xandre realized how underserved the trans market was, especially for plus-sized individuals.

Struggling through gender identity questions of their own, Xandre finally decided they were “trans enough” as a nonbinary individual to produce a line of basic binders and trademarked the name GenderBender in 2017. After many positive reviews extolling the comfort and quality, and a deep need to dress their trans and nonbinary friends and partners like, Xandre 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. Soon they started making feminine swimwear for Willow (they/them) and decided this was another incredibly important category to offer the community, both for safety and comfort.

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 today's economy. Your support and feedback means so much to us!

Donations also help us move forward on projects and provide gender gear to those who need them! We often hold giveaways on Instagram and send organizations dozens of clearance items and samples each year, to avoid wasting things we know someone could use.