Our story

A French story with a new chapter in Melbourne


Bonjour! I’m Raphaëlle welcome to Imané!


This tale originates in 2005, in the north of France with my Mum, Frédérique. After a career as a lawyer and four children, she decided to turn her passion for fabrics, sewing and embroidery into her job. She created Histoires de Filles - which translates to the ‘Stories of Girls.’


As genetics would have it, her creativity and passion were passed onto me, her only daughter. It became a family business. Mum and I shared in the belief that we could create social value through the power of business taking inspiration from Histoires de Filles - bringing joy, love, passion and spirit into this entrepreneurial journey.


After moving permanently to Melbourne, I have decided to bring those girls’ stories along with me, but the time has come to tread my own path. This is the beginning of the story of Imané. I am excited to begin writing my chapter, thank-you for coming along for the journey. 



Rapha xx