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Women shouldn't have to make themselves fit to sizing standards, the standards should be made to fit them.
Women shouldn't have to make themselves fit to sizing standards, the standards should be made to fit them.
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Affordable & Customizable Made-to-Measure Dresses

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At ELSA AND ME, we believe clothing should be made to fit women, not the other way around. Most women know just how hard it is to find affordable clothing that fits well. It’s said that the standard-sizing for most women’s clothes only fits about 15% of women. We think that's a bad deal for consumers and aim to provide made-to-measure clothing that doesn’t break the bank. 
To expand and improve our service for the fall season, ELSA AND ME is working to purchase its largest bulk order of fabric yet and is enlisting the help of its customers and fans through Kickstarter. Having an inventory of material will speed up our production process, shorten the time between ordering and delivery, and keep our prices low.

All ELSA AND ME products are ethically crafted in collaboration with our production partner Panâh in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

As part of our collection to consumers, we offer a maasai-inspired necklace and belt. Both accessories pair perfectly with most any ELSA AND ME dress. For a pledge of $95, you can have your choice of belt (available at custom-length) or necklace.

Apart from five solid colors, we're also offering our made-to-measure ELSA AND ME dresses in two unique limited edition prints: a pattern print and a floral print.

 

Our corporate package offer is perfect for a group in an office or department. For a $2,500 pledge, along with 13 made-to-measure ELSA AND ME dresses, your organization will receive a visit from our founder, Maja Svensson, who will give an inspirational speech on entrepreneurship.

 

  

  

 

 

    

 

 

Zoe Smythe, Fashion Designer, Brooklyn, NY
Zoe Smythe, Fashion Designer, Brooklyn, NY

 "She is an excellent seamstress and used to make many of her own, children's and grandchildren's clothes. Granny Sally favored a classic silhouette but has never been afraid to take risks with fabric and print. She came from a time where textiles had value and nothing was wasted. She instilled in me a deep appreciation for materials and I'm honored to have some of her creations in my wardrobe today."

Lauren Jacobs, Design Manager, Brooklyn, NY
Lauren Jacobs, Design Manager, Brooklyn, NY

"I think of my maternal grandmother as the pioneer of my family because she was the first to come to America. I like to think I get my sense of adventure and desire to explore new places from her."

Sharufa Rashied-Walker, Founder & Designer, Brooklyn, NY
Sharufa Rashied-Walker, Founder & Designer, Brooklyn, NY

"My style has been influenced by the grace of my grandmother, the stature of my mother, and the elegance of all the women before me who have embodied the spirit of the art of timeless fashion."

Jessica Mumford, Singer & Dancer, NYC/Kampala
Jessica Mumford, Singer & Dancer, NYC/Kampala

 "Milo in mugs and true love in hugs." - Jessica on her Nana and the impact she had with the little things.

Risks and challenges

As with most made-to-order products, there are the occasional challenges and problems that can arise without warning. The need for precision mixed with the chance for human error, as well as the subjective nature of customer satisfaction, can lead to issues. But since ELSA AND ME has been producing made-to-measure dresses for over two years, we're confident in our experience to provide well-made products. Additionally, our dedication to quality and our customers, means that should an issues arise, we'll go out of our way to ensure our dresses are the best fit possible and communicate/work with customers to make certain that happens.

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    Super Supporter

    With a pledge of just $15, you'll be forever perfectly fitted into our hearts and get a thank you email and shoutout on our social media.

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    Super Discount Ambassador

    One complimentary made-to-fit dress AFTER a visit (with refreshments provided by us) from one of our stylists to your home, office, or our location in Manhattan to measure you and two or more friends.

    Please note our estimated delivery date refers to the fitting event.

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    Accessory Supporter

    Choose between our maasai-inspired necklace or belt, both of which go great with most any ELSA AND ME dress.

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    Early Bird

    One made-to-measure ELSA AND ME dress, chosen from between our three silhouettes and customized by your choice of neckline style, sleeve length, skirt length, and color.

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    One Made-to-Measure ELSA AND ME Dress

    One made-to-measure ELSA AND ME dress, chosen from between our three silhouettes and customized by your choice of neckline style, sleeve length, skirt length, and color.

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    Limited Edition Pattern Print Dress

    One made-to-measure ELSA AND ME dress, chosen from between our three silhouettes and customized by your choice of neckline style, sleeve length, and skirt length, in a unique limited edition pattern print.

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    Limited Edition Floral Print Dress

    One made-to-measure ELSA AND ME dress, chosen from between our three silhouettes and customized by your choice of neckline style, sleeve length, and skirt length, in a unique limited edition floral print.

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    The Professional Package

    Two made-to-measure ELSA AND ME dresses, chosen from between our three silhouettes and customized by your choice of neckline style, sleeve length, skirt length, and color.

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    The Executive Package

    Three made-to-measure ELSA AND ME dresses, chosen from between our three silhouettes and customized by your choice of neckline style, sleeve length, skirt length, and color.

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    The Corporate Package

    A visit and speech on entrepreneurship by ELSA AND ME founder Maja Svensson AND 13 made-to-measure ELSA AND ME dresses, chosen from between our three silhouettes and customized by your choice of neckline style, sleeve length, skirt length, and color.

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