Sawinee Khamhanphol & R. Seymour / Mod Clothing
Hometown: Lexington, SC
A lifelong seamstress, Sawinee Khamhanphol makes stylish dresses, tops, vests, sweaters and ponchos from high quality jersey knit and cotton blend fabrics. Her best selling item is her Jersey Knit Tunic Hoodie.
Shel began sewing in her sister’s tailoring shop in Thailand when she was only 9 years old. She would use leftover fabric scraps to make clothes for her dolls and soon she had a mini business selling doll clothing to her peers. Even at that young age, she already knew she wanted to be a professional clothing designer one day.
As her skills improved, she started designing women’s apparel and in 2007, she launched her first women’s collection. Sawinee prides herself on making elegant clothes which flatter women of all body types.