Meet Ericka

Ericka Leigh is an artist, entrepreneur, and sustainability advocate. In 2016, she founded Sewn Apart, an environmentally and socially conscious fashion forward accessory company whose flagship product is a bowtie. The bowtie is in honor of her grandfather, and serves as a power accessory for women building confidence and charisma.

Ericka became interested in fashion via the agriculture system, having worked in restaurants for some years. She has a passion for connecting the dots between art, the environment, and fashion using fabric as the medium.

Ericka earned her Masters from the Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida. She has worked on projects regarding food and the environment with the UNFAO, USF, Bern's Restaurant Group, as well as independent experiments regarding textile composting. She is a founding member of Fashion Revolution Tampa Bay, which educates the community about the social and environmental impacts of the fashion and textile industries. Ericka is a Tampa native with New York roots.