is a gender equal clothing brand and community launched to fill a gap in the market allowing you to shop with
Queer and trans owned, Play Out is co-founded by CEO Abby Sugar and & Chief Design Officer E. Leifer. John Lackner, COO, joined Play Out in 2020.
Play Out Apparel was created because we didn’t see ourselves reflected in existing brands and apparels. Specifically we couldn’t find underwear and streetwear that represented us or was gender inclusive, so we designed and manufactured it for ourselves.
Our mission is to positively impact queer visibility and represent queer celebration. Queer people, gender nonconforming, and transgender individuals deserve to see themselves joyously reflected in clothing and brands.
And allies, of course, are welcome in our community to shop, support, engage, and enjoy Play Out’s signature soft underwear and streetwear.
At Play Out, we use the term gender equal shopping.
To us, being gender equal is not about erasing pronouns/gender identity; it’s about removing the categories that tell you what you should or should not wear based on them.
We are queer, lesbian, gay, trans and non-binary owned. We represent those words with care and with an openness to continue to evolve and serve our community and beyond.
Our site does not have “Men's" or Women's" sections, it has categories like “flat front” or “pouch space” in front. All our tops are categorized as unisex.
So how do we define gender equal shopping?
Dismantling the notion that gender drives your style. YOU drive your style.
Play Out Apparel is a Social Good Enterprise with 20% net profits going to LGBTQ+ & BLM organizations.
We are gender, race, age, sexuality, size (XS - 5X), and ability inclusive.
Sustainability: Our Materials
We manufacture our product in Mexico and work with a woman owned factory that employs and pays a living wage to people over 50, and that also works directly with the trans community and LGBTQ+ community in Mexico.
We reduce our carbon footprint by designing with materials and notions that have been left behind at our manufacturer by larger companies.We utilize as many of those recycled materials as possible. We reduce, reuse, and recycle when it comes to our shipping material, which are primarily corn based compostable bags.
From Canvas - To Print - To Product - To You!
Our prints are limited edition and created from original painting by our Chief Design Officer, E. Leifer.