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

Our story

A French story with a new chapter in Melbourne

At Imané, we acknowledge the Yalukit Willam clan of the Boon Wurrung people, the traditional Custodians of the land on which our designs are made. We pay our respect to the Elders, both past and present.

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