Our Story

chic.global is a luxury fashion brand and online boutique featuring accessories that incorporate unique ethnic and local designs, made by artisans around the world.

we partner with artisan associations and small- and medium-sized textiles and other manufacturing businesses, working closely with them to guarantee quality in design, materials and workmanship. we contribute to improved quality of life for our artisans and manufacturers, their families and communities by:

  • paying fairly
  • providing just treatment
  • increasing household income with increasing demand for their products
  • supporting local development projects aligned with community needs

chic.global was started by emilie baird, a global citizen and entrepreneur who has always been drawn to the colors, techniques and designs developed by indigenous artisans, and is passionate about generating positive social impact. she is originally from canada, and has lived in colombia for 12 years, and between colombia and miami for the past 6 years.

lina piedrahita, originally from bogota, colombia, is a fashion designer with graduate studies in Barcelona in communications for the fashion industry. she lends her eye and skill to the development of our products and branding.

we would like to thank our main partners: Fundación Hilo Sagrado, Artesanías de Colombia and Global Ties Miami, and all of the artisans who create our products. without them, this vision wouldn't be possible.