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Welcome to Handful

Our mission is to inspire and celebrate women everywhere.  

We’re not about engineering workout wear that will shave five seconds off your PR, just like our main goal isn’t creating a lacy number for gettin’ lucky (although if you manage to do either or both in our product, good for you, sister!).

We make apparel that makes you happy. Happy because it fits just right and feels great no matter what you’re doing. Happy because the women who designed them thought of all the details, leaving you with one – make that two – less things to worry about. And happy because, by buying a Handful, you bought a lifetime membership to our sisterhood of sass.

The Handful Team 

Jennifer Ferguson - Founder & CEO


Jennifer has been a group fitness instructor for over 20 years. Despite being a busy mom of two young kids, she launched Handful in 2006 because she could not find a bra that could keep up with her fun, active and energetic lifestyle. Jennifer grew up in Great Falls, Montana where her Dad started muttering early on, "She's a Handful!".  Jennifer graduated from the University of Montana.

Tina Thede - Managing Director

Tina discovered she had a brain tumor on her inner ear. Jennifer was at her side when she woke up from brain surgery, learned the tumor was benign, and that she would forever be deaf on her left side, but the first words Tina uttered were, “I want to be a part of Handful.” We are not sure if Tina was fully conscious or still drugged when she agreed to take this ride with her bestie, but we are glad she did!

Jody Filkins -


Jody grew up living on a family run golf course in Walterville, OR, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Psychology, yet somehow she ended up with her CPA.  While raising three children and working at a Fortune 500 company, her mother was diagnosed with cancer. This devastating loss caused a tremendous perspective shift and with a deep desire to make her work life revolve around her passion, she joined Handful. 

Cary Goldberg - Director of Survivor Relations


In 2006, Cary was a young mother of two girls who discovered a cancerous lump in her breast. Over the next five years, Cary would experience a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, biologic therapy, clinical trials, the removal of her ovaries and uterus and daily hormone therapy that finally rendered her cancer free. Cary learned about Handful from a neighbor and finally found the answer for her search for a bra that would work for her breastless body. Realizing that there were other modern, active, flat and fabulous survivors who might benefit from the Handful Bra, Cary enthusiastically went to work managing survivor relations.