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Athletic tights created to match every skin color — and they’re made in North Carolina

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(WGHP) — Whether you’re watching the Olympics or another sporting event, athletes at the very top of their game face a lot of challenges.  Brad Jones has more on Aurora Tights, a company that’s trying...

5 years ago, these women launched a side hustle for Black figure skaters — now Olympians are wearing their tights

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Imani Rickerby and Jasmine Snead had a problem. It was 2017, and the College Park, Maryland-based synchronized skating coaches had preteen and teenage athletes falling apart during competitions. Confidence drained, their shoulders slumped before they...

Series: The Shade of Synchronized Skating #4

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The Shade of Synchronized skating is a project collaboration between Aurora Tights and Get It Called that highlights three synchronized skaters in a self documented series covering the months from November to April. It details the experiences and thoughts of the skaters as they transition to complexion specific tights from Aurora Tight

Series: The Shades of Synchronized Skating #3

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The Shade of Synchronized skating is a project collaboration between Aurora Tights and Get It Called that highlights three synchronized skaters in a self documented series covering the months from November to April. It details the experiences and thoughts of the skaters as they transition to complexion specific tights from Aurora Tights.

Series: The Shades of Synchronized Skating #2

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The Shade of Synchronized skating is a project collaboration between Aurora Tights and Get It Called that highlights three synchronized skaters in a self documented series covering the months from November to April. It details the experiences and thoughts of the skaters as they transition to complexion specific tights from Aurora Tights.

Series: The Shades of Synchronized Skating #1

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The Shade of Synchronized skating is a project collaboration between Aurora Tights and Get It Called that highlights three synchronized skaters in a self documented series covering the months from November to April. It details the experiences and thoughts of the skaters as they transition to complexion specific tights from Aurora Tights.

This Dancewear Brand Takes Inclusivity to the Next Level

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Right now, "inclusive" seems to be the word on every dancewear manufacturer's lips. Aurora Tights, by contrast, has been talking about—and, more importantly, doing something about—inclusivity for several years now. Aurora was founded by two competitive figure skaters...

Skater Makes Her Mark in Full Color

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Performance apparel for dancers and skaters – in an array of tones to match all complexions and sizes. “We’re sending the message ‘You DO belong in this sport,’” the founders of Aurora Tights said, winning the top $15K prize in the latest Pitch Dingman competition.

Catching Up With Ladies First Founder Jasmine Snead of Aurora Tights

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We sat down with Aurora Tights Co-Founder and 2019 Pitch Dingman Competition winner Jasmine Snead to talk about her experiences as an entrepreneur. 

I Love Synchro, but Hate Actionphotos.com

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My name is Imani Rickerby, I was a competitive synchronized ice skater for 13 years, and I hated Actionphotos.com. I sound crazy, right? Action photos to a synchro competition are like peanut butter on a PB&J. My action photos at every competition symbolized a reminder to the judges, technical panel, audience, and even my teammates something I tried desperately to hide: A black girl trying to masquerade inside somebody else’s body.