GenderBenderLLC

Gender Affirming Apparel

LA, California
| 9,889 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Average review rating is 4.8 or higher

Announcement    Please be patient with customer service and pay attention to processing times!
For faster more reliable international delivery, please order from our website and pay for DHL express: https://genderbenderllc.com/
Otherwise, please allow 3 months from ship date to arrive via USPS standard shipping. Tracking on international orders may not be updated for 3-6 weeks from leaving the US while waiting to be processed by your country's customs. Your package is probably late, not lost. We have worked hard to reduced our processing times to ship out faster than usual, but that is really all we can do. Thank you for your patience!

We are developing the healthiest options for binding, tucking, and swim for you! Our garments are made in LA with attention to the special issues our community faces. Follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook @genderbenderapparel

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 21, 2022

Please be patient with customer service and pay attention to processing times!
For faster more reliable international delivery, please order from our website and pay for DHL express: https://genderbenderllc.com/
Otherwise, please allow 3 months from ship date to arrive via USPS standard shipping. Tracking on international orders may not be updated for 3-6 weeks from leaving the US while waiting to be processed by your country's customs. Your package is probably late, not lost. We have worked hard to reduced our processing times to ship out faster than usual, but that is really all we can do. Thank you for your patience!

We are developing the healthiest options for binding, tucking, and swim for you! Our garments are made in LA with attention to the special issues our community faces. Follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook @genderbenderapparel

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Xandre Shephard

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Xandre Shephard

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(2530)
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Updates

"Last chance for 1 day processing this weekend - order in the next 48 hours!! Xandre is getting top surgery Monday morning so for the next month or so shipments will only go out on weekends. To encourage you shop now, well start black Friday sales now!"

About GenderBenderLLC

Sales 9,889
On Etsy since 2015

GenderBender Beginnings

Early in my career while studying apparel manufacturing at FIDM, I wanted to design and merchandise a collection of androgynous clothing. Then, I met a plus size trans man who was saving up for surgery and trying everything he could to fight his dysphoria in the meantime. Dating him changed my whole perspective in life, even though I already identified as part of the genderqueer community, and I've wanted to immerse myself in it and help people like us ever since.

During this time I had already been selling custom costumes and geekery on Etsy. I'm also involved with the Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is saturated with LGBT. I'd love to list more costumes, but will be more focused on shapewear and swimwear. Eventually I'd like to grow my business to serve the community, performers, and cosplayers. I'm so passionate about creating quality products for you guys!

Shop members

  • Xandre

    Owner, Designer, Customer Service

    (They/Xe/Ey/He) Transmasculine entreprenuer with experience in the apparel industry and graphic design. Passionate about serving the LGBTQ+ community!

  • Willow

    Muse, Shipper

    (They/Them) Agender actor in Long Beach! Our fit model for plus size transfemenine & unisex styles

  • Jay

    Freelance

    Jay is our fit model for large cup sizes! We contract them for art, alterations, heat transfers, ultrasonic welding, and other post production needs. Any pronouns!

  • Benji

    Assistant

    (They/Them) Nonbinary friend who helps at photoshoots and plus-size fit sessions

Production partners

  • Alibaba

    China

    Wholesale manufacturer

  • Gold Seam Inc.

    LA, CA

    small family owned factory for cut/sew production

  • Jockmail

    Shenzhen, China

    manufacturer of jockstraps and boxers

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Items are innovatively designed and quality made in LA with attention to the special issues our community faces. We are developing the healthiest options for binding, tucking, and swim for you! Follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook @genderbenderapparel

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I will exchange for another size for free, but I insist that buyers pay special attention to the measurements and sizes of garments, or at the warnings and suggestions in the description. Domestic returns of non-intimate items may be accepted for a 50% refund, but not international returns or returns on sale/clearance items - so please be sure to order the correct size.

Customer must pay shipping for international exchanges. We must ask that customers wait 2 months from ordering before inquiring about packages that have not been delivered - shipping has been taking a long time during the pandemic so your package is most likely late, not missing.
Payment
I accept Paypal, gift cards, and anything you can choose at direct checkout.

I will say international packages are lower values than actual, to avoid the post office holding the package or charging customers additional fees.
Shipping
I offer USPS First Class shipping for the US which takes 2-5 days normally, but with the pandemic and USPS' lack of government support, shipments sometimes get stuck in backed up postal office bottlenecks and may be delivered late. Upgrades can be made at checkout.

International shipping is available. Take note that with COVID and the increase in online shopping, post offices around the world are understaffed and it may take over 4 weeks for them to process through customs from the time it leaves the US, thus tracking may not be updated for 3-6 weeks - this does not necessarily mean your package has been lost. Please wait 3 months after ordering to inquire with us, as we do not have any more information about where your package is than you do - tracking information is available in "orders." Please be patient and do not expect us to refund orders that are late per Etsy's shipping estimates. If an order does not arrive in 3 months, we may offer a partial refund for your items, but can not refund shipping.

Custom items will be shipped after they are made within their made-to-order ranges or their processing time.
Additional policies and FAQs
I love seeing customers' creative ideas and doing custom orders!

Please read all listing details for proper understanding of the item, suggestions, warnings, and discounts!
I welcome questions that are not answered in the details, please ask away!

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Can you adjust the shape or length of a garment?

We usually can, please open a custom order request and I'll tell you what I can do in your situation!

How do I measure myself?

When measuring, wear little to no clothing. Do not pull the tape measurer or string so tight that it creates an indent, but do not leave too loose either. If you do not have a soft measuring tape, you can use a non-stretch string or charging cable to wrap around your body, then meausure that with a regular ruler!

Here's a link to the "how to measure" page on our new website:
https://genderbenderllc.com/pages/how2measure

Which binder is best for me?

Please check out our comprehensive list on our new website:
https://genderbenderllc.com/pages/how2bind

I'm between sizes on your chart - which sould I get?

It's really up to personal preference and body type. If you have broad shoulders/chest (so most of that measurement is ribcage, not breast tissue), or get claustrophobic/anxiety or back pain from binding, we recommend the larger size. For those with a small frame and larger cup size, the smaller size will probably work better. We do offer free size exchanges, since every body is unique! If in doubt, go for the larger size, since we more frequently get exchange requests for a size up rather than down.

If contacting support for more guidance, please include the measurements referenced in our size charts found in the listing's photos!

How do I get the T-Tape to flatten my chest better?

Our biggest tip is to hold the tissue flat with one hand while gently pulling the paper off to roll the tape flat onto the skin rather than stretching it on. Xandre pulls a small amount of paper off to stick the tape to his inner breast, puts a hand over the tape to squish the breast into the pec-like shape they want it to be, and sticks the rest of the tape to his side just below the armpit hair. He also cuts the top corner into a curve or diagonal to control the compression - you can see how they typically wear the T-Tape here:
https://genderbenderllc.com/products/pride-boardshorts

Brief visual directions are in the tape product photos!