Alnea was raised in Victorville, California. She later moved to Asia as an adult, traveling and teaching in various countries on the continent for ten years. In 2014, her and her partner Arno Nabos moved back to the United States, later launching the brand in 2017 out of their living room. Alnea describes her brand as a recollection of her life experiences and travels, rooted in a constant redefinition of beauty and inspired by the many women she encountered during her travels.
Toit Volant is committed to responsible, sustainable, and ethical practices, hoping to sustain a circular model that centers people and the planet. All Toit Volant garments are responsibly made by a small team of highly skilled machinists and technicians at Alnea’s factory in Los Angeles, Nana Atelier.