XXL & CO LTD. is a clothing brand and home of the XXL Scrunchie. But it’s more than just a brand— XXL & CO has grown into a community of friends.
It all started with a Christmas gift! As a mural artist, I often made scrunchies for myself to match my outfits and keep my hair up as I painted. I’d sew them by hand with a needle and thread, and it would take me almost an entire day to make just one scrunchie. One year, in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to make a scrunchie for my cousin Anh Lan, with one key difference to suit her super long locks—I made it big. Suddenly, XXL Scrunchie was born.
Fast forward one year—I went from making scrunchies by myself, for myself, to working with a team of 7 incredible humans to bring the joy of oversized hair accessories to thousands of people all over the world. However, no matter how big we get, we’ll always first and foremost be a family business. With my mom helping me with the sewing and my dad handling the shipping, there’s an incredible amount of love that goes into creating each and every scrunchie.
Drawing florals and large scale murals has always been the centre of my happiness. I’ve always loved creating something beautiful from nothing, and using my art to evoke feelings in people. Now that we’ve begun creating apparel, I get to do what I love and incorporate hand-drawn artwork into XXL & CO.
Life is too short not to follow your dreams just because you’re scared that you’re not good enough. I truly believe that if you’re consistent in your passion and putting in the work, there’s nothing that you can’t achieve. You’ll often hear myself and my team say #gobigorgohome, and this applies to far more than just our oversized scrunchies—this applies to life. So don’t be afraid to live it!
We’re all born to be XXL.