Sophia Demirtas

Oct 18 2023

by Katelyn Whelan

Sophia Demirtas is the Haitian-born designer of the womenswear label, Fanm Mon. Fanm Mon is a line of made-to-order dresses and knitwear that celebrate the bounty of nature through a vibrant color palette and hand-stitched embroidery. Each garment is made-to-order by artisans in the community and takes up to two weeks to produce from the brand’s atelier in Fethiye, Turkey. Sophia moved to New York City from Haiti as a young woman where she earned a Masters in Social Work, and spent several years serving as the director of a homeless shelter in Brooklyn.

She always used fashion as a form of self expression, and after a move to Turkey with her husband and two young boys, she couldn’t find any dresses that felt effortless and easy to wear, yet thoughtfully-made, in feminine silhouettes. She started to design and sew her own collection, and after success selling them online, she began to build her own atelier to produce her cut-on-demand collection.

The name Fanm Mon refers to a woman who is one with nature – one who creates and manifests beauty from her natural surroundings. Through her consciously crafted line, Sophia seeks to create cycles of better buying habits.


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Katelyn is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she earned a dual degree in Marketing & Visual Communication Design. Settling in her hometown of Savannah, GA, she has spent the past 5 years building a career working with female owned small businesses. From events to retail, she has learned the art of translating ideas into action. Specializing in digital marketing, she seeks to bring the passion of her clients to life through the power of social media & e-commerce. She is the digital arm of a design firm founded with her two sisters, The Whelan Girls.

When she is not working, you can find her at the beach. She loves spending time with her family and can whip up a killer batch of chocolate chip cookies.

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