Handyma’am Goods is honored to be included in one of the Valentine Museum’s latest exhibits, “Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women.” The exhibit features standout pieces from the 19th century to present day high fashion, and highlights how the fashion industry created one of the first avenues for personal and professional advancement for the women of Richmond. The introduction of the industry to the area allowed for these bad-ass ma’ams to come together, bolster each other up, and form a community of connections and collaborations.
Handyma’am’s garments were featured in relation to our vintage-inspired design and our focus on creating pieces for women that are built to last while still fitting like a glove. Coveralls were one of the first widely-accepted forms of pants that women wore in the early 20th century, but technical advancements since then have mainly focused on the male form. Handyma’am is working to fill that gap in the clothing industry, and we are delighted to have our garments featured in the amazing exhibit!
The exhibit runs from Apr 26, 2018 to Jan 27, 2019. Go check it out! It’s an amazing representation of the fashion worn by Virginia women throughout the years—and you can get a close and personal look at some of your favorite Handyma’am pieces. We also have some of our tried-and-true classic bandanas and patches available in the museum shop—go snag one while you can!