This tiny climber!

Yay though she be small she is mighty! StarFire by World Stretch!

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This little climber was caught in action at one of her final climbs at ABS Nationals in Madison Wisconsin. She is a superb climber and a fantastic athlete. In a competition like Bouldering, size matters! She is small for her age class and has a delicate build but she used her light weight, her power and her accuracy to literally fly off of the starting hold and grab the next hold with powerful but tiny hands. This little climber is one of the smallest and lightest girls in the competition as well as one of the most focused and fiery! Which would explain why she wears World Stretch, Starfire pants! You go girl! We are looking forward to seeing you compete again!


Click the picture below and check out the Starfire pants on the World Stretch website! 



A few new things - ABS Nationals 16

World Stretch is a small company with lots of great ideas! We are working on a new one right now!

It is called the "The Climbing Collective!" Follow Us.

We are set up on Instagram

We made wristbands, phone covers and water bottle covers. Also check out the Friction Labs sample packs.

Friction lab -chalk matters and World Stretch!

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Rowen Power! World Stretch - Moonshine!

Rowen is one of the newest members of Team World Stretch! Here she is climbing at ABS Nationals. She is wearing The Velvets, Moonshine! She made it to finals and is an excellent climber.

The next picture is of the two of us. Really we didn't plan it!  

Email me about the pants only few left!

Rowen climbing the pink route!

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We are matching!

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Nicole is wearing The Phoenix!

This has been one of our most popular pictures on Instagram. She is an excellent climber with a sense of style we love! She climbs i one of my favorite gyms, High Point Climbing and Fitness - Chattanooga TN ! 

We have not posted this style on the site yet. It will be available at Nationals so come take a look! Like all of the World Stretch styles they are limited! 

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Climb On! 


Delicious & Nutritious

The Ninja made me breakfast this morning




I received the Ninja professional as a birthday gift, thank you very much!



2 dates, cut in half

1 stalk celery, cut into quarters

1 ripe kiwi, peeled, cut in half

2 cups loosely packed kale

1 1/2 cups hazelnut milk

1 cup ice



1.  Soak the dates in 1 cup warm water for 30 minutes, then drain and set aside

2.  Place all the ingredients in the order listed above into the Ninja 24 ounce cup and blend for 25 seconds


Soon I'll look even better in my World Stretch pants

World Stretch has your pants  Visit World Stretch for unique athletic wear MADE IN AMERICA!

World Stretch, a brief history

About 4 years ago Stephanie (designer/developer) of World Stretch asked me (mom/Realtor/seamstress) to make her a pair of pants from some spandex material she’d been given by Jodi Head.  I dutifully obliged and made a very simple pair of pants.  She then sent me more material with a design of what she wanted.  I begrudgingly wasn’t a simple design.

When Stephanie wore her new pants out and about in New York City ( a place of wildly diverse fashion) she was surprised at how many people stopped and asked her where she bought her pants. She wondered if there was a market for “urban athletic wear”…something other than black. THERE WAS! World Stretch was born.

Then one day a young lady Stephanie met at Atlanta Rocks, by the name of Helen, or as we call her now, Super Helen, wanted a pair of World Stretch pants but…she was a young girl. No pants for girls. So the girls division of World Stretch was born.
Helen on rock wall

                                    Super Helen in her Super Helen pants

ALL the material is purchased in the garment district of New York City by Stephanie. ALL THE PANTS are cut and sewn in New York City. ALL THE PANTS are designed by Stephanie for maximum comfort, fit and style. And I say with maximum “mom pride” that she is an excellent artist with an amazing “eye” for design, color and function.

2013-08-23 15.28.01                                            Wood Carving by Stephanie

Now I am back to what I enjoy, making fun stuff.

2013-04-29 09.18.38Made from World Stretch stretch velvet

That is a brief history of World Stretch.  I’ll be back with more information on World Stretch as it occurs.


Visit World Stretch for unique athletic wear MADE IN AMERICA!!