SofiaEncinas

Sofia Encinas Design

Corona, California · 0 Sales

SofiaEncinas

Sofia Encinas Design

Corona, California 0 Sales On Etsy since 2014

Sofia Encinas

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Sofia Encinas

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Who is SofiaE?

Passion. Emotion. Transformation.

These are all words that describe fashion designer Sofia Encinas. Ever since she can remember, she has always had a passion and a fire in her heart for design. “I remember working at a desk job when I was young, looking at a computer, and fantasizing about different materials, things I had in my closet, and how I was going to put them together, change them, to make a new dress, shirt or handbag” said Sofia one day during an interview.

Sofia has had the opportunity to travel to Europe, visit Milan, Paris, Florence and all the birthplaces of design, and has learned an incredible amount from her experiences. However, Sofia gets her inspiration from something much more fulfilling. Sofia’s love for fashion is only topped by her love for our world and our planet. Which is why recycling and up-cycling have been a huge inspiration in how she designs and what materials she uses in her creations. She has a gift for taking the unwanted and turning it into a masterpiece. “Many times, when I start a project, no one understands what I am doing. They don’t understand my vision, but once they see the final product their jaws drop” commented Sofia when asked what others think of her unique style. “For some people, a t-shirt that is too small and doesn’t fit is only for the garbage. I see that same t-shirt and I can see possibilities to transform it into something incredibly beautiful. It still has life! I say we have too much garbage already, I’m not going to contribute more.”

Sofia has also been inspired by her work in Mexico, and by being a single mother. Being from Mexico herself, born in Sonora and raised in Jalisco, she has had the opportunity to travel quite a bit through the country. One day while sitting in the plaza of Manzanilla, Mexico, a very small, very poor town in the mountains of Jalisco, she noticed a group of women that would gather every day to sew and knit or crochet. She started to join these women and was instantly touched by their struggled, their lives, stories and the amount of work they do just to get by. Inspired by their struggles, she also saw vision and hope in these women and began to teach them techniques on how to crochet old clothes and breathe new life into design. When Sofia moved to California, she did not leave these women behind. Among these ladies you will meet young single mothers, women abandoned by their families, widows, and women trying to make a better life for their families. They cut fabric used in Sofia’s creations, find the recycled materials and crochet to help Sofia in her uniquely up-cycled designs.

Each and every piece made by Sofia Encinas Design is unique and individual. We are not talking about the mass production of items or giant corporate conglomerates. In Sofia Encinas Design, and in Sofia herself, you will find unique creations, dresses, handbags, accessories, that will show creativity and individuality, because no one should have to settle for having the same thing as everyone else! “My hope is that people buy my designs to help. In my designs they are helping the planet, they are helping other countries, helping woman create a better life for themselves and their families… every little bit counts.”

Sofia’s designs can be found on her website, www.sofiaencinas.com, on Facebook at Sofia Encinas – Designer and here on Etsy in her personal Store. Check her out, and help the world one piece of high fashion at a time!

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  • Sofia Encinas

    Owner, Designer

    Passion. Emotion. Transformation. Sofia’s love for fashion is only topped by her love for our planet. Which is why recycling and up-cycling have been a huge inspiration. She has a gift for taking the unwanted and turning it into a masterpiece.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 27, 2015
Welcome to Sofia Encinas' Shop. We believe in helping create less trash and pollution in the world by using materials that already exist in our designs and fashion. Also products of Sofia Encinas are eco-friendly and are made by hand. The designs are all original and unique.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Sofia Encinas will issue a full refund for most items returned in new condition within 30 days of the shipment date.

We are unable to exchange items. In order to exchange an item, we suggest returning the unwanted item for a refund and placing a new order for the item you want.

To return an item, please contact Sofia Encinas either by Etsy direct message or at sofiaencinasdesign [!at] gmail.com and will will send you the return instructions.

We will confirm receipt of the returned item by email. You will also receive a confirmation email once a credit has been issued to your credit card.
Payment
We accept all PayPal forms of payment.

To cancel an order you have placed with Sofia Encinas, you must contact us as soon as possible via an Etsy direct message, or by email at sofiaencinasdesign [!at] gmail.com. Every effort will be made to accommodate the cancellation of your order as long as it has not yet shipped.

When contacting us to cancel an order, please provide your name, the order number, and your contact information.

Please note that if the item has shipped, the order cannot be canceled. In this case, you can request to return the item for a refund (minus shipping costs).
Shipping
All items are shipped the following business day before 3pm Eastern Time.

A confirmation email is sent once the item has been sent. This email will not only 
confirm that the item has been sent, but will also provide a tracking/confirmation number for your item.

If, as a customer, you would like overnight or express shipping, please indicate that in the order, extra charges may apply.