We help women feel beautiful, powerful and supported being who they are.
Founder, Charlene (pictured with the sewing machine above)
I had an internship that I loved working outside most of the day, teaching youth how to garden and cook their own food. But the sun hats I wore to protect my hair would flatten it, and without a hat my hair would fry in the sun. I felt like I couldn't be myself and look like myself at the same time, and I wanted to have both. After many trials and errors, I sketched up the Afrona, taught myself how to sew and began Woven Royal in my parents spare room. Now each Afrona is handmade a few miles up at a renovated mill in Peabody, Massachusetts.