- — Danielle Sucher (@DanielleSucher)Tue, Aug 05 2014 16:03:42
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Tue, Aug 05 2014 15:58:14
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Tue, Aug 05 2014 15:55:47
- — Rikki Endsley (@rikkiends)Tue, Aug 05 2014 14:56:19
- " I love vendor swag, and I think I picked up a t-shirt from almost every vendor that offered one, which means that I came home with 17 t-shirts... I got a woman's t-shirt from every vendor that had one, but I ended up with only 5 of those. I understand why – you get breaks with quantity discounts, and you can get a better price ordering 1,000 of one thing than 800 of one thing and 200 of another. But attending a tech conference as a woman does not feel "normal" when so few vendors have shirts sized for you."—"OSCON 2014: Practice Makes Perfect — How Tech Events Make Women Feel Welcome" by Gina Likins (@lintqueen)
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Wed, Jul 30 2014 02:54:42Another swag shirt prob: cloth opacity. Even if shirt fits varied bodies, lightweight fabric can be too revealing for professional contexts.
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Wed, Jul 30 2014 08:05:40
- — Liz Abinante! (@feministy)Tue, Jul 29 2014 18:41:41Everything @cczona is tweeting about conf swag. Spoiler alert: garment sizing IS A DIVERSITY ISSUE & I notice who cares and who doesn't.
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Tue, Jul 29 2014 18:40:18Another prob: even popular swag shirt manufacturers don't make it easy to serve a truly wide range of sizes & cuts. Someone, pls solve that.
- — Kaitlyn Goodall (@taswyn)Tue, Jul 29 2014 20:53:44.@cczona As an aside, my allowances are a little broad because we've ordered shirts to print and had sizes seem... questionably to spec, lol
- — Kaitlyn Goodall (@taswyn)Tue, Jul 29 2014 20:51:11@cczona so long as people feel you were not misrepresenting willfully, and their expectations were roughly met, if presented in "rough" way
- — Kaitlyn Goodall (@taswyn)Tue, Jul 29 2014 18:50:51@cczona IMO, best rec is to include the manufacturer/printer fit guide if they allow republish. But even the v basics is better than nothing
- — Kaitlyn Goodall (@taswyn)Tue, Jul 29 2014 18:44:24@cczona Fair point, but esp if it's the main conference itself, no excuse to not ask for everyone's desired shirt sizes in signups, w/ opts
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Tue, Jul 29 2014 20:46:29@taswyn a good idea, though I'm not sure many people (in the US) know their dimensions enough to be able to use it as reference point.
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Tue, Jul 29 2014 18:47:52@taswyn many need help on understanding how to do this well. I can't pick from "SX-XL" w/o knowing which fit (& frankly, brand) referred to.
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Wed, Jul 30 2014 03:02:58@aphoenix Bella is the longest ones I've found so far that are intended for women. Finding longer cuts, for all, would be awfully nice.
- — Abby Phoenix (@aphoenix)Wed, Jul 30 2014 03:02:30@cczona District Made. They are a good thickness (soft, but not tissue-thin), okay color selection (that's probably where they're weakest),
- — Carina C. Zona (@cczona)Wed, Jul 30 2014 03:01:21@aphoenix which brand? I'm having tough time finding brands that share plentiful color palette across m/w, with good size/cut/length range.
Importance of Swag Shirts for Bodies of Varied Shapes & Sizes
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