Our team is our life force — without them, Jean Franklin would be a dream without the action.
Our women-run business is made up of some seriously talented, real and vibrant women who we are so excited to share with you.
Shawn Holtaway Keller: Shawn is our pattern maker extraordinaire. She takes our founder’s design ideas and turns them into reality. Her talents lie in her sketches, fittings, samples, hard patterns and pattern grading, tech packs and cutting (and being a total superstar). Shawn is about to become a mama again to her second baby this April and we can’t wait to welcome her little one to our Jean Franklin family.
Suzanne Mayberry: Suzanne works as a part-time seamstress for us, you’ll see her initials on your garment as SM on the label. Suzanne has children as well and teaches sewing classes. She also ran her own children’s and accessories line.
Katie Briggs: Katie has worked with us from the beginning. When Amanda first had the idea for Jean Franklin, Katie brainstormed and helped create the Jean Franklin brand visually; our logo and creative direction for the website, the label on our clothes, hang tags and other branded items. So important to helping us share our story of who Jean Franklin is with you. Katie has also been an all-around support for the team.
Corinne Brothers: Corinne also has a design background and is joining us just now as an assistant. Corinne works on cutting, design and helping Amanda to keep the business running day to day while Shawn tends to her little babe.
Believe it or not, every person involved in Jean Franklin is kicking ass and taking names while also holding other jobs. These women even stitch their initials into each garment they create to connect their story with yours. What this means is that when you order a Jean Franklin garment, you’re receiving completely undiluted love and supporting women empowerment to the utmost degree.
And for that reason and much more, your story is vital to our life force, as well. You’re the Jean to our Franklin.
To learn more about our pieces and how to order, head here.