No grand plan, no big idea. One weekend founder, Rachelle Hruska, was just looking to burn off some anxiety and turned to embroidery. She picked up an old cashmere sweater, a needle and thread and LF was born – a subversive underground movement to counteract the forces of mass production, mindless consumerism, and the patriarchy. Just kidding (kind of).
Today, Lingua Franca is a line of sustainably sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere sweaters, all hand-stitched by women in NYC.
Amongst their branded assortment of products are statement sweaters embellished with uplifting phrases such as “love is love” and “kindness matters”.
The sweater collections are updated frequently in response to current events, creating calls to action that keep up with the times.
Rebecca herself has been following the brand for a few years and is so excited to be the first store in Canada to be carrying the collection!