Founded in 2017 by a tall woman (6’2” without heels), specifically for tall women, Stature, provides options and fit when it comes to fashionable business wear. Working closely with The Startup Collaborative, Karisa Malchow took her idea to the next level by going through TSC's incubator, which helps mold the entrepreneurs' thinking and methodologies associated with starting up a company.
After validation of her idea, Karisa worked hard for 2 years to build the brand, social media following and website. When it came to product development she turned to the Fashion Institute Midwest. Working with their expert, Denise Ervin, to develop the fit, style, sourcing and ultimately the product line details that goes into building a successful clothing brand. Not your typical entrepreneur, she is doing this all while juggling a full time job and family.
In 2019, a friend offering technical advice turned into the Co-Founder. Already a strong supporter of women, Troy Cogswell was officially on board to oversee the technical and informational aspects of the company, as CTO/CIO. That seedling bloomed in to an official Stature launch party and marked the first time Stature products were available for sale.
In 2020, Stature is expanding production, continuing to get the word out about our brand, but also enable strong women to be more confident in their attire while they Stand Tall, Walk Proud, and Rule The World!