About us - Gender Neutral Clothing
Because our shirts will fit you like nothing on the high street.
Because our shirts are made in London by skilled craftspeople paid a fair wage.
Because we care, and want you to look good and feel comfortable in a style that suits you. We know that bodies do not come in 'one size fits all', and neither do our shirts.
Gender Neutral Shirts from GFW Clothing
Our short video explains why we started.
GFW Clothing was founded in 2015 (part of Gender Free World Ltd) by a consortium of like-minded individuals who passionately believe that what we have in our pants has disproportionately restricted the access to choice of clothing on the high street and online. What started as conversation about buying shirts that were essentially less feminine in their cut and colours, became an obsession with the highly gendered world of retail across the board. From clothing to gifts, toys and toiletries, we are forced to define a gender before making purchases.
Let's take shirts:
For women this can often mean choosing from a limited range of pink or pastel, frilly, bust emphasising blouses. Where are the bold colours, interesting or fun fabrics and short sleeves? For men there is much more choice but usually assumes a traditional masculine shape with little variation, this is especially limiting for FTM transgendered people.
We are aware that the term 'gender' can be interpreted in different ways and can be controversial. Keeping it simple - we are not saying we want a world without gender, only that it is unfair that gender can limit and restrict your choices.
Our shirts are designed with a gender neutral sensibility to fit body shape. A looser cut with left over right buttoning and a hidden bust button to avoid gaping in the chest area.
Why are we unique?
People's bodies are all different, in addition to height and size there are variations in hips, bottoms, shoulders and chest sizes. One size does not fit all.
After extensive research we have created our shirts in 3 body shape templates: Alex, Billie & Charlie and these ranges accommodate those variations.
Alex and Billie are designed specifically for females shapes, for those with larger busts or wider hips. Our Charlie template will fit women and some men. See sizing guide to get the best fit for your body shape.
Gender Free values:
1. To be seen as an individual regardless of physical or sexual characteristics.
2. To be free of the dominant societal norms which restrict choice such as assuming that a woman likes pink things!
3. To be free to love who you like regardless of their biology or gender.
4. Celebrating masculinity and femininity across its spectrum in the spirit of free expression.
If you have time to get involved, please contact us - we would love to hear your thoughts.
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If there is a shop selling gender neutral / androgynous products or which has an ethical or green ethos, or even simply clothes that are well made and that you love and you want to shout about them - let us know and we will add to the directory section.
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Manufactured in the UK - we are proud to be offering you British produced quality shirts.
GFW Clothing @ Gender Free World Ltd
102 Portland Rd
Hove, BN3 5DN
tel: +44 (0) 1273 284482
Showroom typically open Mon-Fri: 9.30 - 3.30pm and Saturday's by appointment but please email or call before you come to make sure someone is here.