A Note From Sophia: The Sophy by Sophia Story

Hi! I'm Sophia.  Thanks for stopping by my site.  It means the world to me that you're here.

Sophia by Sophia started through my own personal frustrations - I HATED seeing the lines of my bra through my shirt. I think 'Bra-Lines' are just panty-lines in the front, and the quickest way to ruin a great outfit.  Growing up, my Mom taught me to wear a camisole tank-top under shirts that were too see-through or too low.  Wearing a tank-top helped, but it became bulky under a blouse, bunched at my waistline, or rode up my torso. I began wearing cropped-length tank-tops under my tops to prevent the bulk and bunch - this helped, but still required me to deal with two articles of clothing: my underwire bra and the tank-top.

I drew some sketches...

That's when it hit me: I realized that my life would be so much easier if my tank-top and my underwire bra were combined. I looked for something like this everywhere in stores and online - when I couldn't find it, I decided I was going to make it myself! I drew some sketches of what I had in mind and began calling anyone I could find on the internet that might be able to help me.

I got some samples...

I had no background in fashion and only a little money in savings.  I got some books to learn about the apparel-manufacturing process, and a part-time waitressing job to fund the endeavor that I would soon embark upon.  After countless phone calls, I finally found a wonderful female-owned manufacturing facility right here in the US that was willing to give me a chance.  A couple months later, my sketches became a reality and I got some samples.

I tested the samples...

I gave the samples to five friends to test out. I went through countless iterations until the product was perfect - and truly the thing missing from my closet all this time. I figured out full-scale manufacturing, built my website, patented my new product, talked to customers, and forced myself to figure everything out along the way.

...And I started a Business.

And finally, I started a business.

It hasn't been easy, but I'm so proud of what I've turned those initial sketches into. Your support means the world and I am so thankful to have you here. One day, I hope to live in a world without bra-lines, where traditional underwire bras have gone extinct. I hope you'll come along with me.



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