From a young age, Erika has been drawn to creative outlets as a form of self-expression, teaching herself to sew with fabric scraps and notions from her grandma’s sewing room. She strives to create inclusive and sustainable clothing that will last the test of time. Erika turned her passion for sewing and creating into her Bachelor of Design: Fashion and Technology and now her career. She looks forward to further developing her technical design skills in the industry by focusing on technical specifications and fit.

Erika plans to turn her thesis collection into a successful local brand; helping breast cancer survivors find lingerie that meets their needs while making them feel beautiful.

Bella Rosa Lingerie is designed to empower breast cancer survivors to feel confident without sacrificing comfort and style. Supporting the 1 in 8 women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, all Bella Rosa bras are made to be versatile, adapting to the different needs of each wearer. Bra cups can lay flat to accommodate for a flat chest post mastectomy or be expanded to accommodate a natural breast or prosthetic inserted into the pocket. With a 1930s lingerie inspiration, Bella Rosa creates coordinated looks, helping breast cancer survivors achieve the flirty head-to-toe look they’ve been missing.

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