What is VEEA?
My name and my sister's. VEE and A. Just kidding! No, but really it's our name.
VEEA is an androgynous clothing brand that encourages you to stay true to yourself. You shouldn’t have to be anybody else to be accepted.
I started VEEA to solve one problem: clothing from the Men's and Boy’s department don't fit androgynous women, and the women’s department has too much going on. Simply put, it wasn’t working for andro women.
My solution? Designing and creating a completely new section in the clothing industry – Androwear to fit androgynous women. (For now) No unnecessary decorations, no accentuation of the chest and hip areas, and all real functional pockets -- all designed to make you look and feel like you. Awesome.
Let’s get personal.
Hello I’m Vee, founder and designer at VEEA.
I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I’m the middle child of a very large family; five brothers and four sisters. Married to a wonder man, who support and moves with me every where I needed, to achieve my dreams and goals.
As you might know my older sister “A” (that is actually her real name) and I started VEEA together. We came up with the idea in 2011 while talking about her struggles to find clothes and her life as an Andro. The struggle is real! But the idea didn’t come alive until we launch a Kickstarter campaign in 2012. We learned a great deal about our androgyny mates, their personal struggles mentally and physically, and many of the boring business things.
" Thank you to those who’ve supported us and still supporting! "
If you didn’t know yet, after climbing the mountain for 3 years with VEEA, my sister A has decided to pursued her design passion in graphic and marketing in late 2014. I still meet up with her every now and then; bounce of ideas about VEEA and designs. We were really close growing up, so separating us would be pretty hard. I still remember when she tried to hint and tell me she was into girls. She took me to watch “Saving Face” as a hint. My responds, “Cool, so how long have you and “…” been dating? I bet it’s since she came over as your “friend” to sleep over. I like her.” She has always been a big part of my life and taught me many things about; bravery, struggles, life and love.
As a designer I created VEEA out of love for her and every single one of you who has to live through the same struggles. My passion lies in design-solution to help limit the many problems we face in life. To me designing has to be something worth making and fighting for, something that would make a difference in the world and I believe VEEA is exactly that.
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