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From Radiance Summer 2000


MAKING IT BIG, created in 1982 by Cynthia Riggs, is a natural fiber clothing company for large and supersize women. They specialize in garment-dyed cottons, both wovens and knits, washable rayons, linens, and ethnic prints. They are a mail-order company with a full-color catalog that comes out twice a year (summer and winter). In their catalog and at their store, they carry a wonderful range of colors and beautiful seasonal prints. Their summer line features an extensive collection of linen and linen-blend garments. Says Riggs, “We’ve found some superior linen fabrics; the more they’re washed and worn, the more beautiful and supple they become.” Their retail store is in Rohnert Park, California–an hour north of San Francisco. Making It Big creates comfortable and affordable clothing. Customer satisfaction is the foundation on which Making It Big is built. Call toll-free at 877-644-1995 or 707-795-1995, or write to them at 135 Southwest Blvd., Rohnert Park, CA 94928. You can also visit them on the Web at www.bigwomen.com.

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Big on Batik Sarongwear has been bringing you fashion and fun since 1996. Says owner Cathy Miller, “Last summer we introduced the very first batik bathing suits for large sizes! Everyone is raving about the eight foot matching sarong/pareo that comes with each suit.” This sarong is long enough to tie into any style you can imagine. The suits are 85% rayon, 15% Lycra. The sarong/pareo is 100% woven rayon.

Our Sarongwear line of tops and jackets fit up to an 85-inch hip; dresses are sizes 20–34; Art Coats go to size 10X. All are made of 100% rayon and are machine washable (cold, delicate cycle, hang to dry).

Our swimwear and other fashions are available through mail order, over the Internet at www.bigonbatik.com, or by dropping by our studio in Carlsbad, California. Big On Batik can also be seen at NAAFA and other size-acceptance events throughout the year. Check our web site for event information. Or give us a call, toll-free, at 888-411-9790.

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