Plus Size Ladies Can #FindTheirWingz with Special SPAR Women’s Challenge T-Shirts
The official 2018 SPAR Women’s Challenge t-shirt colour is a bright, fresh teal – and this year, plus sized ladies won’t be left out. The Pretoria SPAR Women’s Challenge has teamed up with Plus-Fab to provide race t-shirts in larger sizes.
Race participants always receive a race t-shirt in a one-size-fits-all size with their race entry. At race registration in the days leading up to the race, ladies have always been welcome to pop in and exchange their shirt for a smaller size if necessary but larger sizes have not been previously available. Ouma Tema, Plus-Fab’s founder, has designed a special, stylish official race shirt in a range of larger sizes.
Ouma Tema has always loved fashion but hated shopping. Frustrated by not being able to find stylish clothing that fitted her, she started making her own. It wasn’t long before the attention that her clothes attracted led her to found Plus-Fab, a plus-size fashion firm that offers on-trend and stylish clothing to plus-size women. “It started when I struggled to find clothes that fit me – stylish, trendy beautiful clothes – not just what was available in my size. The clothes available in sizes that fitted were not really fashionable,” Ouma says. “I did not agree with the narrative that narrative big girls don’t have a space in the fashion business and I wanted to become the change that I wanted to see.” Today Plus-Fab has its own fully fledged factory and supplies stores across the country, including The Space and major online retailers such as Spree.
Ouma has had a long standing relationship with the SPAR Women’s Challenge that led to her becoming a 2018 race ambassador. “I met the race organiser from SPAR about five years ago bringing in some of my clients who wanted to enter the race as corporate groups. Everyone from SPAR that I have interacted with over the years has seen my journey from the foundation of my business and up. We have walked a long road together and our relationship has come full circle now as I have the amazing opportunity to represent the race as an ambassador. I am so excited and grateful to be part of this amazing movement that is the SPAR Women’s Challenge that unites and celebrates women.”
Ouma says that to #FindYourWingz is about following your dreams. “You have to be able to go out to achieve all your dreams because wings can really take you places. The only thing you have to do is let them spread and allow them to guide you to being who you truly are.” The 2018 Pretoria SPAR Women’s Challenge takes place on 4 August 2018 at 14:00 at SuperSport Park Stadium in Centurion. Entries are available in selected SPAR stores and online at sparladiespta.co.za.
The plus-sized race t-shirts are available from Plus-Fab studios at 596 Thabo Sehume Street, Pretoria – or online at www.plus-fab.com. For more information, ladies can contact Plus-Fab on .