photo by Michelle Terris Photography
There are certain people who see the world and the ways in which they can help make it a more inclusive, healthier, happier and more mindful place. These changemakers go on to create and do life-altering things and can help affect the way in which we purchase, create, and connect.
Amanda Singh, the founder of Jean Franklin, is very much this person.
Jean Franklin is a brand in support of dreamers and doers and is committed to creating clothing by putting people and the planet first.
Amanda was tired of businesses who buried details in regards to how their products were made and didn’t attempt to educate consumers. She is a believer that a business directly affects its customers with the way it’s run — a tremendous responsibility she found herself called to. Because of this, Jean Franklin works to share sustainability with its customers and continues to promote diversity within the fashion industry.
This includes acknowledging and discussing the lack of fashion brands who’s size range and fit support the everyday woman. After many frustrating years of growing insecurity and finding most brands focused on fitting skinnier body types and pieces that weren’t very versatile (whose marketing also included mostly white women), Amanda began to take a deeper look into the fashion industry itself.
What she learned was eye-opening.
After taking time to do research, including watching the documentary The True Cost, Amanda quickly learned about fast fashion and the horrible conditions the people who make our clothes are living in (including garment workers in the US). She learned that there was also a severe environmental impact from the fashion industry, including how cotton is grown in these countries (and the US).
But, with this new understanding, anger and sadness came a whole lot of clarity — Amanda knew then that she wanted to be a part of changing this industry and helping others live a safe and valued life.
Jean Franklin aims to help further important causes — through paying fair wages, getting involved in helping our homeless population and creating educational opportunities for women in the LA area. We're also passionate about spreading the word about sustainability and the ethical practices all businesses should be focused on.