Bekah Martinez x Jean Franklin: The Ethical Way to Support Breast Cancer Research

WHO

Amanda Singh, Jean Franklin Founder

Highland Park, CA


The name Jean Franklin is actually a combination of my parent’s middle names. I’ve always been inspired by vintage clothing and several of the Jean Franklin styles are inspired by old photographs of my parents in the 60s and 70s. I'm also inspired by many of the women in my family, many of the clothing styles we carry are named after women in my or my husband's family. My other interests include cooking, gardening, and hanging out with my rescue pups.

photo: Michelle Terris

photo: Michelle Terris

WHAT

This collection supports breast cancer awareness but also breast cancer research. 50% of net profits go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). As such, we picked out a lovely rose colored tencel fabric in a 70s inspired wrap dress style. We also paired the dress with a headscarf in a rose floral and cherub print. We wanted the pieces for this collection to be easy to wear in a variety of settings (at work or going out). We also wanted them to be easy to transition from season to season as well as easy for a variety of different body types to wear the style. It also works well for maternity.

photo: Michelle Terris

photo: Michelle Terris

WHEN

Back in June/July of this year when I learned that Bekah was passionate about sustainable and ethical clothing. She's also located in LA and seemed like a perfect fit to collaborate on a collection that also gave back.

photo: Michelle Terris

photo: Michelle Terris

WHY

The collection gives people an opportunity to give back and support breast cancer research while also getting to wear high quality clothing that supports the women and men who made them. Bekah and I both have experienced loved ones who had breast cancer and so many people in the US are affected by this cancer and diagnosed every year. Every Jean Franklin style is made by people who are paid fair wages with recycled materials. So in every aspect of the collection you're giving back and supporting our community.

Every Jean Franklin style is made by people who are paid fair wages with recycled materials. So in every aspect of the collection you’re giving back and supporting our community.
photo: Michelle Terris

photo: Michelle Terris

photo: Michelle Terris

photo: Michelle Terris

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

To me it's about finding a cure and helping further that research. Awareness is about helping those around you who may be affected by breast cancer and it's also about making sure that you do your own exams regularly and get early screenings.

photo: Michelle Terris

photo: Michelle Terris