About — Cienne

Deliberately discerning (practically poetic), Cienne is a ready-to-wear collection for women who value pieces that are both interesting and necessary. Expressively understated and boldly subtle, the collection finds balance in a dualistic approach.

Founded in 2014 by designers Nicole Heim and Chelsea Healy, Cienne is made in New York and with each new collection, builds upon a foundation of refined shapes, considered details, and artisanal materials designed to maintain relevance over time.

Cienne was the recipient of the runner-up prize in the 2018 CFDA + Lexus Fashion* Initiative, and is a semi-finalist in the 2018/19 International Woolmark Prize. The brand is worn by influential women and celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Watson, and Naomi Watts.

Vision — Sustainability

Our vision exists at the intersection of creativity, culture, and connection. Our mission is to build a modern fashion brand, within which aesthetics and ethics co-exist. This mission is based on three pillars:

1 — Empowering People

We celebrate diversity and a human-centric approach through initiatives that empower people. We source with integrity from global communities and high-end mills across Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. We support small businesses and local manufacturing by producing our collection in New York City’s Garment District. By partnering with a community of brands, businesses, and independent artists, we welcome inclusiveness through collaboration.

2 — Producing Responsibly

With a focus on doing more with less, we are dedicated to reducing the environmental impacts of our business and promoting a more responsible way to experience fashion. We commit to sourcing natural and sustainable fibers and work with high-quality, low minimum suppliers, allowing us to reduce waste through small-batch production. We commit to transparent practices by providing information about supply chains, enabling customers to make informed choices about their purchases.

3 — Elevating & Preserving Craftsmanship

Inspired by heritage techniques and the rare skill and trained precision of artisans around the world, we believe in using modern design to create new markets for age-old art forms. We strive to elevate consumer perception of global artisanship by placing master craftspeople in developing countries alongside the most skilled makers of Europe and the United States.

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Deliberately discerning (practically poetic).