Alexia Hebet. Founder and Creative Director.

Alexia Hebet. Founder and Creative Director.

Frēda banana is a unique sunglasses brand that was created in New York in 2014. What started as a creative passion project for founder and creative director Alexia Jane Hebet, quickly became a recognized brand on both sides of the Atlantic. The main inspiration for the shades came from Alexia's trip to Burning Man. One of the "Ten Commandments" of the desert festival is 'radical self expression'.

Our brand captures that ethos very well, as all the sunglasses have a one of a kind design and are hand made by the creator herself... you will always be in the spotlight with your colourful Freda Bananas on. Each frame is handmade in Greece and embellished in Notting Hill. It takes between 30 - 120 mins to create a pair, depending on the complexity of the design. The pearls are meticulously glued on, literally one by one, in the brand's atelier in Notting Hill, London.