"Free The Authentic is a brand to empower you to live to your full
potential in whatever way that truly defines you as a individual."
FTA Founder & Maker - Marcia Waldstadt-Quinn
The Free The Authentic range is here to inspire those who love to express themselves through their style. With statement pieces and unique beautiful designs, our range is a nod to fashion in history and the modern day combined.
Hugely inspired by self love, decades gone by, boho, urban, outdoorsy mountainous forest adventures and retro Californian beach/boarding lifestyle vibes
(yeh, there's a lot that inspires FTA).
Here to empower those who identify as female!
Free your authentic self, feel empowered through your style and celebrate YOU every day!
The Headwear range is perfect for those who love hair accessories with a little extra flare and edge. Made with a love and passion for hair pieces with a difference.
Our headbands were born from the idea of wanting to wear headscarf styles without the fuss of styling. Achieving the same flawless look every time.
Each head piece is designed and handmade with great passion and all fabrics are very carefully selected.
The inspiration for the headbands grew into a expanding range of accessories and the Free The Authentic fashion line.
Our Wears collection (Please note our Ethical Wears collection is not currently available but a new collection is being worked on for the future) is made using ethical products. Soft organic cottons and vegan inks. The designs are illustrated by myself (Marcia) and I use a ethical uk based printing company to complete the products. This wonderful company is also responsible for shipping your wears to you after they have completed the printing process. They're amazing!
I also use carefully selected fabrics (some vintage, reworked and preloved) to handmake some of the other items you'll find in our wears collection.
The Jewellery Line is handmade using either polymer clay or toxic free resins and paints along with planet friendly glitter and sparkles. Statement pieces lovingly handmade with carefully chosen charms to compliment each design. Each piece of jewellery is designed to compliment our hair accessories.
Adorn your head and add extra flare to your style.
Free the Authentic Story:
Free The Authentic was founded by myself Marcia. I've had a life long love affair with accessories and fashion.
The headbands initially started when I began playing around with making my own as I struggled to find the headbands I loved on the market at affordable prices. I began experimenting with different styles and fabrics. I then put a few on the market to see if there was anyone else out there like me, who might have a passion for headbands and the inspiration, passion and creativity grew from there.
Based in beautiful Devon (UK), I hand make and design all the things you see here at Free the Authentic. Along with the FTA fashion line which includes my illustrations and designs on ethical clothing.
Being a mother to my amazing son and two dogs and partner to Daryl, while home edding, going on skateboard missions with family and friends, van travels and life generally being an endless exciting adventure, Free The Authentic became my place away from the daily hustle and bustle that was my own, my outlet for my love and passion for fashion and all that inspires me in life with a ethical journey in mind.