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Chez M'Lain Our World

OUR VALUES DEFINE WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE AIM TO BE. THEY REFLECT THE WAY WE OPERATE BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY.

Amelia and Van Chez M'lain Directors

THE DIRECTORS

The directors of Chez M’Lain, Van and Amelia, have forged a friendship that is more akin to sisters than business partners. Together, Van and Amelia’s combined histories have become Chez M’Lain.  They may have lived in different parts of the world, with Van having grown up in Vietnam and Russia and Amelia in the United States and Europe, but their core values are the same. With a love of exploration, learning, adventure, and, most of all, a love of preserving craftsmanship and empowering hardworking women, Van and Amelia believe in the people and traditional talents from the raw material suppliers to artisans, mills and weavers. The two women love what they do and are dedicated to producing quality handcrafted, long-lasting, beautiful pieces; once for the fashion industry and now, for the home.  

 

Chez M'Lain the brand

THE BRAND

The Brand — Chez M’Lain encapsulates everything we love in a story, one that is both about what once was and how we would like it always to be. We’ve mixed this story with fantasy, folklore, and realism from our lives and dreams, from the movies we love to the books we read and the characters we have met along the way. We notice the sets, objects, and nuances that are part of the story, details such as the homes and the people, be it at the table or in the parlor. We associate all the things we love with enduring craftsmanship, producing things that last from one generation to another, becoming new stories themselves. From this, we have built the M'Lain World. For now, it is just textiles, but who knows — one day we might design and build the beds, chairs, and tables. Only time will tell how this story will unfold.

 

Chez M'lain the artisans

THE ARTISANS

The Artisans — without our uber-talented artisans, we have only ideas. For more than 18 years, we have worked side-by-side with our team of more than 200 master artists to develop and realize our visions. Our bonds have been firmly formed over the long hours of embroidery, knitting, and crocheting together — first as artisans, but then, more importantly, as mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives.  We have become a family, tied together with loops, knots, stitches, and time.

At Chez M’Lain, we work almost exclusively with women, who we honor for their skills and knowledge of traditional, handcrafted techniques. The exceptions are the herdsmen of the goats and the weavers of our woven goods. Elevated by their skills and economic independence, we are proud to partner and work together to complete the circle to allow each and every woman to grow and prosper, be well, and be praised for her achievements. We celebrate them.

 

Chez M'lain the values

THE VALUES

Our Values —Chez M’Lain’s goal is to allow good things to happen with time, from selecting the raw materials to the period required to embellish and finish them. This is slow luxury at its best. What we produce will become the heirlooms of the next generation, the pieces that will fill other’s lives with stories and, hopefully, provide comfort and joy in the same manner as we have made them.