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All women are beautiful and deserve to feel that way.

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Dear Valued Vendor,

My name is Julie Allen, and I am the owner of Mary Rose NW Boutique and founder of the Mary Rose Foundation. We are located in downtown Oregon City, OR, and also run a successful online boutique. Mary Rose is a body positive, size-inclusive place promoting self-love for all women. We firmly believe all women are beautiful and deserve to feel that way.

The Mary Rose Foundation is a non-profit I founded after a 15-year struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Our foundation works with local eating disorder treatment centers to financially assist patients with the cost of treatment. In addition to our large fundraising events, a portion of all boutique sales is donated to our non-profit. The foundation and helping all women feel beautiful and confident is what is at the heart of Mary Rose.

The purpose of this letter is to ask you to please extend the sizes you currently manufacture. I have a large customer base of women in extended sizes, and they have expressed enthusiastic interest in wanting your pieces. I have sadly had to turn away customers because what they are looking for is not in their size. I have been very pleased with your brand and would love to see extended sizes offered. With the mission behind Mary Rose, I feel it is imperative to offer sizes XS - 3X in a variety of styles. Our customers agree. We want to see a change in the world of fashion, a world where all sizes are accepted and given permission to feel beautiful. We want to see the same styles be available for people living in larger bodies as well as people living in smaller bodies. It is time we come together and help put an end to diet culture and the stigma around living in a larger body.

Thank you for your consideration in helping our efforts to put a stop to size discrimination and the effects of diet culture. All women are beautiful and deserve to feel that way.


The Women of Mary Rose

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