The Story

 

Hello!

I'm Rachel! I'm a queer, non-binary femme, living on Unseeded Kanien’kehá:ka territory in Montreal, Quebec. I run this one-person show, Origami Customs. It's a line of handmade, customized lingerie, swimwear and activewear, made for anybody and gender. Welcome, I'm glad you found me. 

I work with input from my community to create products to better serve others within my community, both in-person and online
 
My background in swimsuit design came from when I lived in Honduras as a SCUBA diver. When my friends and I couldn't find swimsuits to fit or that would stand up to being in the water every day, I decided to put my sewing skills to the test and create my own. I opened a beachwear store there, and eventually expanded to lingerie while moving back to Canada.
 
Here's what you need to know:
 
  • My products benefit most those who can't buy off the rack, for one of many reasons. Because everything is made to measure, so you can send your measurements for a perfect fit. See the FAQ and Fit Guide for more info
  • My items are made in any size, with no price difference or size cap
  • Any item can be made for any gender. There are also lots of options specifically for people on the Trans Spectrum (check out our Gender Diverse FAQ), but I will change the products to suit your needs. 
  • I run this business as ethically as possible, using industry excess, organic and sustainable fabrics whenever possible.
  • Custom orders always include free alterations if they don't fit perfectly. 
  • I work with many organizations in ongoing partnerships to provide gender-affirming gear to those who don't have access to it