Sponsored by iconografi
Correction Note: The phrasing “designed to be inclusive of all body sizes” was edited to more accurately represent the current product offering.
Alternative fashion brand iconografi creates all kinds of unique apparel and accessories, from eyewear to jewelry and bags. Their last successful campaign featured candy bags in different colors that were funded through Kickstarter. Their new campaign focuses on faux thigh high tights that match a variety of skin tones.
Creating multiple skin tones for these tights, which are usually just one pale flesh tone, is important to this small business run by women of color. Plus, these tights are designed in a variety of sizes–no more constantly pulling up slipping ‘thigh highs’ that barely go up past the knee!
A Love for Tights
The idea behind creating a line of faux thigh high tights came to the iconografi founder from a love of J-fashion. While researching these cute tights, they all appeared to be the same skin color and “one-size-fits-all” that limited who could wear them. In an effort to make items for everyone to love and wear, iconografi took on the challenge of matching different skin tones and offering more diverse size ranges than what is out there now.
In February 2022, iconografi began work on this project, starting with samples and an interest check on the colors, designs, and sizes. Out of the five skin-tone colors, three designs, and sizes from small up to 4X, the interest check results included the grid design in three colors in sizes small to 3X.
Crowdfunding for Inclusive Thigh Highs
In Phase 1 of the campaign, three colors and two designs are being offered through a crowdfunding campaign to meet manufacturing costs. These colors are #200: dark brown, #300: tan, and #400: ivory. Designs include a grid-like top that looks perfect for Yor Forger cosplays. The campaign has a goal of 1,900 pairs backed by December 5th, with a timeline from the launch to delivery already planned. Upon the success of this initial campaign, the company plans to release even more options to choose from.
You can support the campaign directly by backing a pair of tights for just $20 or donate the same amount to their Ko-Fi with a message indicating that it’s for the tights. As of this writing, the campaign is at 150 of the 1,900 goal. Please consider supporting this product!
Keep up with campaign updates by following iconografi on social media!