JULY 7, 2022
Meet Fanm Mon
WRITTEN BY IVY NIELSEN
Born from the love of Haitian Heritage, Fanm Mon took flight in creating unique and high-quality products. Highlighting the craftsmanship quality of artisans in Ukraine and Turkey, Fanm Mon’s pieces encapsulate a fairytale. Dresses are colorful, whimsical, and feature a full-length, flowy silhouette. Cardigans boast hand-stitched, embroidered flowers and are the perfect way to warm up from a chilly summer breeze.
The name “Fanm Mon” comes from a Haitian phrase translating to “mountain woman”. However, the brand goes deeper than just this translation. Fanm Mon is universal, signifying a female nurturer, especially one who is in touch with nature.
“In our world, the woman that nurtures and understands nature is one of the most powerful beings on earth.”
Sophia, founder of Fanm Mon, talks of her love with the country of Haiti, “Haiti is the source of everything I do. It is where my umbilical cord was cut and the place where the heart of Fanm Mon resides.”
"Haiti is the source of everything I do. It is where my umbilical cord was cut and the place where the heart of Fanm Mon resides."
She explains how this love of nature is embedded in all that Fanm Mon does, as well as how this resonates with her own personal heritage, “As a Caribbean woman, nature has always been captivating to me. And learning how to nourish myself from nature - in real backyard-to-table fashion - is a part of my upbringing that will never leave me. This deep reverence for nature is indelibly embedded in Fanm Mon.”
Each Fanm Mon product is consciously crafted in order to reduce the carbon footprint many manufacturers have put on our environment. Each piece is hand-made to order and repurposes recycled fabrics, with any fabric that is unused sent to other clothing facilities in order to facilitate environmental habits.
“Fanm Mon celebrates the handcrafted traditions of our Haitian heritage. We often make one-of-a-kind pieces for our clients for special occasions, and we are thrilled when we can add little customized flourishes to make our pieces truly yours. At the same time, we're even happiest when our pieces enjoy second lives because we really dislike waste. For us, couture and thoughtfulness go hand-in-hand.”
HerStory is proud to bring the spirit of Fanm Mon to our luxury marketplace so that more can enjoy the special qualities of a Fanm Mon piece.