At the 65th Annual National Prayer Breakfast, our founder Evelyn Sharma wore a dress designed by ethical fashion designer, Sheila Frank. We wanted to know who and what is the inspiration behind the brand and met the trendy designer over a quick chat about eco-fashion, up-cycling and all things fashionable!
Sheila Frank is a designer from Pennsylvania who has kept social responsibility at the core of her label’s values from day one. Sheila established her brand in 2008 and every garment is hand-made, made-to-order, and focuses heavily on quality, not quantity. “I take pride in knowing that my customer feels special wearing a handmade piece that is made with love and awareness.”
A true fashion philanthropist, Sheila does not use any furs or leather in any of her garments and strongly believes that using sustainable and organic fabrics are the future of fashion. “Fashion is always changing and you do not always need to conform to what bigger companies are doing,” Sheila says, as a piece of advice to aspiring designers. In reference to the spotlight in the media on the true price behind clothes and the fast fashion industry, Sheila keeps a limited inventory to minimize waste. The consumer is becoming more aware of what they are putting on their bodies, which is a revolutionary change from where the fashion industry was even just 5 years ago.
In 2018, Sheila is planning on launching a lingerie line that utilizes scrap fabric from her collection. She also plans on transitioning to using only eco-friendly and sustainable fabrics in 2018 and 2019. At Seams for Dreams, we applaud Sheila’s efforts and can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next!
Keep giving in style!