Rivky Itzkowitz is the founder of Impact Fashion, a line of size inclusive modest special occasion wear. She started Impact Fashion after being frustrated at the lack of modest clothing options that actually fit and decided to use her skills as a couture trained dressmaker and pattern maker to create the clothes she could never buy. Every item she designs is available in sizes 2-24 and can be found at impactfashionnyc.com.
On this episode of Boss Maidel, we talk about how Rivky parlayed her love of fashion and sewing into a successful business. A key factor in Rivky’s success is her ability to understand draping, various body shapes and how certain cuts can be more flattering then others. We also discuss Rivky’s podcast Be Impactful where she interviews women who are making changes in their world. Learning from mistakes, managing expectations and being open to learning new skill sets are some of the points that we discuss.
Books: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, any book by Malcolm Gladwell
Podcasts: How I Built This with Guy Raz ( NPR), Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard,The Unofficial Shopify Podcast
Dinner: Takeout or sheet pan dinners
You can find Rivky @impact.fashion.nyc