The subtitle for Plus London this year is “community” and we have been really lucky to be sponsored by two of the biggest supporters of the plus size community.
First up, we have our main sponsor – SIMPLY BE.
Back in 2011 when Plus London was one of the first (if not the first) plus size event to be hosted in the UK, Simply Be helped make it happen. Since then the relationship Plus London has had with Simply Be has gone from strength to strength. At Plus London 2012, Charlotte – Simply Be’s PR & social media manager – not only talked about the company, she also helped set up and clear up the event – she was part of the team. To top it off she trekked back across London in the snow!!
I am yet to meet any brand who puts so much into the community. From providing us with up to date trends, to having three bloggers design dresses for them, Simply Be cares about us. It takes on board our comments and tries to implement them where possible. The items it produces are well made and excellent quality. It has opened a host of stores across the North of England (yay for fatties of the North, boo for fatties of the South!) and these stores are not wallflowers – hiding at the back of the shopping centre – oh no! These are bright and airy, full of lush décor and photo mirrors and designed to make the shopping experience fun and comfortable. It also host regular blogger events where we get to meet celebs like Gok!
Now I could wax lyrical about the brand for hours, but I don’t have the time and I’m sure you don’t either!
However, before I go, I just want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to Simply Be. Thank you for making Plus London possible for a third year running. Thank you for being generous enough to allow the Plus London team to make it the biggest Plus London yet. Thank you for your continued support in this event – and all the other events you help out. The plus size world of clothes would be a dull and dismal place without you.