Lauren Chan Shares a Strong Message About Supporting Inclusive Brands

The industry needs to hear what the model has to say.
Lauren Chan

Lauren Chan.

Lauren Chan is always inspiring. She uses her social media for good, and we love to hear about the important causes that she chooses to support.

Most often, she can be found sharing insights about size inclusion in the fashion industry—a cause that she has always been outspoken about and sought to highlight in her own modeling career and other entrepreneurial endeavors.

Her latest Instagram post is perfectly aligned with her passion for making her industry more size-inclusive. Unfortunately, “representation for plus size models was way down at fashion month,” she explained in the clip.

“So, what do we do?” she posed the question in the caption. The best answer, according to Chan is to “Support designers making inclusive efforts—just like we did before!”

The model’s approach to bringing about change within the industry has always been rooted in the positive. She doesn’t condone bashing existing brands for not doing their bit to support size-inclusion. “I’m not into wasting energy calling out fashion juggernauts who don’t want our business,” she explained. Rather, Chan’s approach is to “[prop] up the emerging designers who care to include us. Sometimes, that means buying their products (try @ssense or @absolutely.fabrics) and sometimes they don’t yet make our size. Instead of criticizing for the sake of it, let’s support their efforts in representation and show them it’s a viable investment to expand their size range.”

If you’re looking for specific brands to support, look no further than Chan’s Instagram post, where she mentions quite a few that are working to support size-inclusion in the industry.

Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.