Consider them both,
the sea and the land;
and do you not find a strange analogy
to something in yourself?
Moby Dick, by Herman Melville
When we first met Team Status Row (Jess, Caroline & Susan) we instantly liked them. Three funny, ordinary women holding down busy jobs in the city but also looking for a challenge to stretch them physically and mentally, and all in the name of an incredible cause.
It was a viewing of A Plastic Ocean that first brought home the scale of the plastic pollution epidemic affecting our planet for the three of them. A sobering and moving feature length film which discusses the impact of single use plastics on the Earth and its marine life.
Feeling inspired by the film, Jess, Caroline & Susan decided to set out to undertake a challenge to raise awareness for plastic pollution.
By their own admission "the greatest challenge of our lives", Status Row will be rowing across the Atlantic (from the Canary Islands to Antigua) in December 2018 as part of the 2018 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. The women will also be taking on both the male and female world records for fastest crossing by a trio - so no small feat.
The challenge involves rowing constantly, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for approximately 50 days (weather and progress permitting) with any two team members rowing at any one time.
The catch? None of these women have ever rowed before so their training has been ramping up pretty quickly.
You can find out more about Status Row via their website and social media channels (@statusrow). The team are currently fundraising for the trip and for their awareness campaign so there are lots of ways to contribute to their efforts - from personal donations all the way through to corporate sponsorships.
The mission behind Status Row's journey is around raising awareness of the damage of single use plastics. You can support their campaign by spreading the word and by also reviewing your own use of plastics. As the team say, "if we can row an ocean, can you say no to a straw?"
We're absolutely honoured to be supporting these awesome and inspiring women as they take on this challenge. We'll be sharing more details over the coming months of their journey so do stay tuned!
We've developed our unique Muse Measurement sizing system to offer a comfortable, sleek and sculpting fit, whatever your shape or size.
We know that no two “size 12” bodies are the same, so our sizing is tailored to three different body shapes:
Step One: Pick your usual UK dress size from 8-20.
Step Two: Pick your bust size based on our Muse Measurements system:
|BRA CUP SIZE||AA - B||C - E||F - HH|
So if you typically wear a UK size 14 and wear a 34A bra, you’d order a 14 Hepburn. Likewise if you’re a UK size 10 and wear a 30F bra, you’d order a 10 Hendricks.
All our pieces are designed to offer stretch. However, if you’re in between sizes we recommend sizing up.
If you are very long in the body, we also recommend going up a dress size to offer additional length.
Our Swimbras & Swim Crops are designed to fit snugly so that you feel 100% secure as you move. We have developed a precise Bikini Sizing System to help you identify your correct size.
|BIKINI TOP SIZING||Cup Size|
Band Size (inches)
|26-28||8 Hepburn||8 Monroe||8 Hendricks|
|28-30||10 Hepburn||10 Monroe||10 Hendricks|
|30-32||12 Hepburn||12 Monroe||12 Hendricks|
|34-36||14 Hepburn||14 Monroe||14 Hendricks|
|38-40||16 Hepburn||16 Monroe||16 Hendricks|
|42-44||18 Hepburn||18 Monroe||18 Hendricks|
All our knickers come in standard UK dress sizes from size 8 - 18.
We currently offer all bikinis in sizes 8-18 and all swimsuits in sizes 8-20.
We are very aware that our size range is still relatively limited. We’re a small independent brand, and have focused initially on offering a highly comprehensive and effective set of products to women who wear dress sizes 8-20.
However we are very responsive to demand. If you would like to see more sizes in different types of products please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org - we'd love to hear from you.
For example, when we first launched back in June 2017 we tested customer demand for our products in sizes 8-16. So many of you got in touch to say that you were interested in our swimwear but needed larger sizes that within six months we expanded our size range up to UK size 20. We're really listening to you.
Any questions or want to check your size in more detail? Get in touch via email@example.com.