Late in the fall of 2011, founder Melissa Hinnant made her first pair of lacey leg warmers. Everywhere she went, people would stop and ask her where she got them. Melissa put them up for sale online and in a matter of days she was overwhelmed with orders! Now, just a few years later, Grace and Lace has become a full-blown women’s apparel company with trademarked designs, a full studio and warehouse, and friends and family as staff. A portion of every sale goes toward building orphanages in India!
In 2013, Grace & Lace made the decision to partner with Angel House, where a portion of every sale would go toward building orphanages in India to house 50 orphans each. The response to our brand has far exceeded our expectations, and as a result we were able to build two orphanages in the summer of 2014 and another five in 2015, taking a total of around 160 orphans off the street between them all!