Q&A With Heidi Zak

Heidi Zak (left) and Ra'el Cohen, founders of ThirdLove. Continuing her crusade against Razek, Zak further describes Victoria's Secret's ignorance, noting how obviously they market towards men selling a male fantasy to women” and the complete disregard for the reality we live in: the reality where women go to work, breastfeed their children, play sports, care for ailing parents, and serve their country” and aren't limited by archaic ideas of femininity.
When I started ThirdLove, I set out to create a brand that all women could rely on. So with a promise like Bras and underwear for every body” comes a responsibility to uphold it. It's not an empty tagline that we preach because it sounds nice; it's a way for us to hold ourselves accountable….



ThirdLove is famous for its game-changing Fit Finder® tool (used by over 12 million women); and, most recently, for a well-publicized spat with Victoria's Secret More importantly, Zak and designer Ra'el Cohen have created a modern, beautifully-fitting t-shirt bra that's pretty close to perfect.
Too much padding, not enough padding, uncomfortable under-wire — ripping off that ill-fitting bustiere for the umpteenth time can make you throw your hands up and shout WHY ISN'T THERE AN APP FOR THIS?!” Well, thanks to ThirdLove , there now is, and consequently the experience can be a lot less harrowing.

Compare that to the in-store experience of the cold bright dressing room,” Cohen says, with a stranger measuring you, poking and prodding you.” ThirdLove uses that data to recommend the best size and style for purchase — and, ultimately, to create better products for all its customers.
But more than 30 percent of women are in between standard cup sizes—and they are all too keenly aware of it day in and day out as they uncomfortably tug at their bra straps. I walked out of the store with a bra that didn't really fit, and I had that pink-striped bag in my hand and I took it and stuffed it into my backpack because I was embarrassed to be shopping there,” she said during an interview for this story.

Here, a few of the best reactions: To Victoria's Secret, with all their love, ThirdLove. Heidi Zak is the Co-Founder and CEO of ThirdLove Founded in 2012, ThirdLove uses proprietary computer Heidi Zak vision technology to help every woman find the perfect fit bra. Heidi Zak was in her early 30s when she cofounded online bra startup ThirdLove with her husband, David Spector.

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