21st Century Queer Fashion Brands: Oral History Project

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Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Dana Goodin & Kyra Streck
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Apparel and Textile Design
In the early part of the 21st century, several LGBTQIA+ focused clothing brands emerged on the market. The purpose of this project is to document the history of each brand using the oral history method. We conducted oral histories with many brands with questions ranging from their own personal histories to how and why they started the brand. We are interested in the lives of the individuals who founded the brands in addition to the entire story of each brand from idea development to today so that way these stories can be a documented as an important part of fashion and retail history. We purposefully make these oral history transcripts available to the community in order to move research beyond the walls of the academy and make knowledge accessible to everyone.
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    May 1, 2020 Iowa State University Digital Press 10.31274/isudp.2020.64
    Kelly L. Reddy-Best et al. 2020. 21st Century Queer Fashion Brands: Oral History Project