Founder & Director, Asheville Grown Business Alliance and Co-Owner of Hip Replacements Clothing
Franzi Charen has been an independent business owner in Asheville, North Carolina for 12 years and co-owns Hip Replacements clothing store. From manufacturing, retail, festival and non-profit work, she is well versed in the diversity needed for a community to thrive. As founder and director of the Asheville Grown Business Alliance and the Love Asheville – Go Local Campaign, she assembled a team that promotes the independent spirit of Asheville through design, community networking and public events. Under her leadership, Asheville’s alliance has created a remarkable level of community-wide awareness and engagement.