About us

Helvak was born in 2014 by designer, Frances SanGregory. 

Frustrated and exhausted by the fashion Industry's relentless insistence on equating 'high-end' with animal materials, Helvak was created with the intention of changing that. 

We reject the idea that you cannot have luxury without cruelty. We have never and will never use animal materials of any kind, including, but not limited to: leather, wool, silk, angora, cashmere, suede. 

Helvak is part of the growing 'slow fashion' movement. Reducing waste by making our apparel as you order it, we have grown from one person burning the midnight oil in their spare room, to a small team of women working out of a warehouse space in the Bloomfield neighbourhood of Pittsburgh. 

We thank you for your support, not just of us, but of independent designers all over the world. 

The animals will treat you kindly when they take over after the apocalypse.