The quest that starts a company, empowers women around the world, and saves our skin.
Frankie Hollywood is a California based company started by a mother (Christina) who just wanted a hat. Yes, a HAT!
Although Christina loved the radiant California sun, she knew it wasn't good for her sweet daughter, Frankie's, skin - every dermatologist said, "Wear a hat!"
But alas, finding a hat was no small feat. This seemingly simple task turned into a great quest.
In this great quest for a hat, two types were found;
1) Sun hats - these hats functioned well, but were lacking in form. And they were made in China.
2) Fashion hats - these were so bad that you could see thin layers of felt glued together with bumps and ridges, forming what was supposed to be a thicker felt. And they were ALL made in China.
Where could one find a good quality, attractive child's hat?
Nowhere. They did not exist.
So Christina decided to start a company that would provide high quality hats that were both functional and fashionable.
These hats and accessories were made in the USA, all by women owned businesses. This was important to Christina, as her mission was to empower girls. This was the icing on the cake. And the cherry on top was the micro-loans for girls and women that would be funded with each hat purchased.
Frankie put on her hat, and it fit perfect. She was happy and protected from the sun. And her mother was happy creating hats for children while helping to fund women's dreams...