About — Cienne

Deliberately discerning (practically poetic), Cienne is a ready-to-wear collection for women who value pieces that are both interesting and necessary. Made in New York City, thoughtful designs elevate natural materials, refine seasonless silhouettes, and incorporate textiles sourced from and developed in collaboration with artisans around the world.

Founded by fashion industry veterans Nicole Heim and Chelsea Healy who sought a more purposeful approach to everyday dressing, Cienne thrives on discovery and celebrates nuance. Each piece is designed to be unique yet enduring, subtle yet distinct.

Cienne is a finalist in the 2018 CFDA + Lexus Fashion* Initiative.

Vision — Sustainability

With a desire for ethics and aesthetics to co-exist within a modern fashion brand, our founders built meaningful actions – like caring for our community and protecting our environment – into the foundation of our company.  Our vision 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).