A Looking Glass Donor Profile:
Redefining how the fashion industry can make women feel good about themselves.
It’s been said that there’s great strength and power in community. At the Looking Glass Foundation, we definitely believe that. It’s with our bighearted community of people and organizations, that we truly can make a difference in the lives of others, in the lives of those fighting this dreadful disease. It is with our community, that we can put an end to eating disorders.
One of these organizations is Sympli, a Canadian fashion manufacturer dedicated to helping women feel "wildly comfortable in their own skin". Believing that "all women should love who they are without compromise", Sympli manufacturers an extensive line of well-fitted, flattering clothing that looks and feels beautiful on women of every body type. They want women to wear clothes as a compliment to their individual personality, mood and purpose – and to dispel the myth that they would be happier with a 'perfect body' (Visit http://sympli.com to explore gorgeous clothing made for every body).
Sympli brings so much strength to our community with their continued support, but also their stance on what fashion should be. Anyone who's ever been to a Looking Glass Gala knows that Sympli donates generously to the Foundation, and has done so for many years. "Whatever we can do to embrace the fight against these young women suffering from these eating disorders, we just have to do," says Sympli founder Jan Stimpson. "It's vitally important that these young women learn to enjoy healthy and strong lives".
Calling them "a source of passion, love, and unending support", Looking Glass co-founder Deborah Grimm recalls when Sympli first began supporting the Foundation. "They arrived on our doorstep out of the blue, embraced us and just never let us go", she says. "They have taught me so much about life and goodness, and I know I will never be able to truly express the depth of gratitude I feel for their trust and generosity."
We recently sat down with Jan and her daughter Abbey to have a spirited conversation about a whole range of topics: their commitment to help fight eating disorders ... how the fashion industry needs to change ... why women of all shapes and sizes should feel beautiful ... and about what the role of women is in creating lasting change. Give a listen to our video, Sympli: Giving Back in So Many Ways.
A big Thank You to Jan, Abbey, and all the wonderful people at Sympli – for giving so much, and in so many ways. Through your support, you are making a difference to those suffering from eating disorders and their families.
Not only are you redefining how the fashion industry can make women feel good about themselves ... you are also showing women how to take back their power and create positive change. May the movement grow and flourish!