Ohio business find worldwide market through plus-size resale

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FAIRFIELD, Ohio – Twice a week, Crystal Wanek wheels out a rack of clothes, wears her biggest smile, and puts the small consignment shop in Fairfield, Ohio on an ever-growing stage.

What started as a way for Just Her Size consignment to move some of its excess inventory helped launch the business onto an international market, proving plus-size resale was in high demand and the store had a lot of growing to do to meet it.

According to a study at the International Journal of Fashion, Design, Technology and Education, the average American woman is between a size 16 and 18. For most brands, that’s in the plus-size range.

While, in recent years, there’s been a shift toward greater production of more plus-size clothing, there remain a few gaps in the market. The clothing tends to be in limited stock, costlier than straight-size garments, or produced through lower-quality fast-fashion brands.

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