Not only have we concentrated on using a predominance of natural fiber fabrics in most of our plus size clothing, be we have also chosen to use fiber reactive dyes that produce a minimum of harmful waste to Mother Earth and are eco-friendly to us all.
"A Green Philosophy is a paramount component of our decision-making in all areas of our business; although costs are sometimes higher, we believe it is worth it and we thank our loyal customers for continuing to support us while we stay committed to environmental sustainability". - Tracy Amiral, CEO & Owner, Making it Big, inc.
We use 100% Cotton, Linen, Rayon, Wool, Silk, and other natural fiber blends for most of our clothing styles, which not only help preserve the environment, but are also a great choice for comfort and durability.
*Even though it is more costly, we print our catalog on paper from a sustainable forest, which makes no chemical impact on the environment and has a smaller carbon footprint than even recycled paper. The paper is sourced in an enviromentally-friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner. Read more about FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) at https.//ic.fsc.org.
*We use fiber reactive dyes because they are less toxic and carcinogenic to the environment as well as providing colorfastness and fade resistance that make them an excellent choice for clothing.
*We host clothing swaps to encourage clothing recycling as well as donating any surplus fabric to local schools, and damaged or surplus products to local non-profit organizations.
*To save paper, we are more selective in our catalog mailings, sending only to our customers who still really want to receive the paper catalog.
*We’ve been Thinking Green for over 30 years. We even have a group of employees who make up our Green Team! They meet once a month to ensure everything from our office supplies to our shipping supplies to our cleaning supplies are something we can all feel good about using.
Our experienced Customer Service Fit Specialists have direct access to our clothing line and are specially trained to assist you in finding your perfect On the Plus Size fit, colors, and styles! And when our team is not available, our over-flow call center is in-state as well, and available to help you with any questions that you might have. We’re always happy when a customer comes to visit us!