ANNOUNCEMENT: On September 3rd 2022, we experienced a catastrophic event. Nana Atelier is not in service anymore. Read more about it here. We are actually working with Los Angeles contractors that share our values.

Nana Atelier developed from a frustration in the lack of cultivation of technical talent and skill in Los Angeles. Upon Alnea's return to Los Angeles, she found herself unable to tolerate the low standards of the small and dysfunctional garment manufacturing factories. She and her partner made the decision to open Nana in 2017, in order to create a space with better practices to produce her garments and provide a safe working environment for members of the community.

Nana Atelier’s mission as a manufacturer is not to hail itself as a savior to the garment industry in Los Angeles – rather, the goal is to normalize fair and just treatment of other human beings within the garment manufacturing field. Alnea aims to bring dignity and strength back to the arduous work of garment manufacturing through fair treatment, fair wages and clean environment.

Philosophy and Company Values

Spaces, Ethical Treatment & Environment

Toit Volant aspires to create beautiful and mindfully crafted garments in clean and open spaces where every participant in the process is treated equally and fairly. After witnessing dozens of sweatshop-like conditions in Los Angeles, our designer Alnea committed to ethical local production no matter what.

Alnea herself has walked and toured factories with horrible conditions that designers would never agree to. On top of these conditions, there has been a deepening disparity and gap between the creators and the customers – a lack of empathy and understanding for the real humans behind the products.

The philosophy behind our production is “Made in Los Angeles.” There is a dark human side of this business: the oppression and abuse that comes with production and demand. Starting the brand and working with responsible manufacturing partners has allowed us to combat oppressive conditions by working in accordance with our principles and values.

Our company does not claim to be 100% environmentally sustainable – it’s impossible for any clothing brand to be and it’s unproductive to claim so. Waste is generated from production as energy and resources are being used. However, through our signature oversized designs and creation of multiple styles in the same fabric we are actively making sure to utilize what we have at its highest potential.