- 12 Feb 19
Still only 18, Bundoran native Katie McGloin isn't content with just completing her Leaving Cert this year - she has also set up a flourishing gender neutral clothing business, K.T. Clothing Co.
K. T. Clothing Co.'s mission is to produce affordable, comfortable and stylish clothing that is completely gender neutral. The business came about because of Bundoran student Katie McGloin's ambition to set up a unique and important business.
"I had a huge interest in being an entrepreneur," says the 18-year-old. "When the opportunity came up to start a mini-business in Transition Year, I grabbed it. I really do believe everyone who knew me would have said that I was the last person they could see becoming a fashion designer! However, K.T. Clothing Co. was born out of my own experiences of being uncomfortable in my clothes, and I knew that if I felt like this, there had to be others who felt like that too."
Gender neutral is defined as being suitable for, applicable to or common to men, women, and anyone who exists elsewhere on the spectrum of gender; eschewing traditional markers of being noticeably "feminine" or "masculine". McGloin says her personal style, and her own views on clothing, have always been gender neutral.