Our Story

Ethnic Elegance is an enterprise founded by two “third-culture kids.” When you grow up in an international environment, diversity is your norm and we developed an appreciation for culture and the common ties that bind us all together. The foundation of Ethnic Elegance is to show our appreciation for cultural diversity through color and cloth and to invite all those who purchase our products to do the same.

       Between the two of us we’ve lived in Liberia, Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, France, Kenya, Belgium and the United States. We’ve travelled to Japan, Germany, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, United Kingdom, Israel, Tanzania, Gambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos and Puerto Rico.

       Needless to say, traveling the world is one of our most enriching and fulfilling experiences; it gives us life-changing exposure. We love humanity and mother earth and have several more trips in our future geared to finding the world’s most beautiful fabrics to share with our clients. We also look forward to telling you the stories behind the fabric, the people, the techniques and the communities we’ll be able to positively impact through our mindful business practices and relationships.

       We each have a different aesthetic that caters to a wide range of culturally savvy women. Our goal is to celebrate diversity through products that showcase authentic ethnic fabric. We’re starting small with fashion accessories but there’s much more in store! We also want our clients to know that 10% of our profits go back to support our artisan communities. Feel good buying from us because Ethnic Elegance products are designed for timeless appreciation and celebration.