Hi! My name is Alice Grishaeva, I am the founder of GRIE. I was born in 1990 in the city of Chernihiv, north of Ukraine.
I grew up in a creative atmosphere. My mother had her clothes sewing workshop, and for as long as I can remember, she designed and sewed extremely cool clothes all the time. Even so, owning one was yet beyond my imagination. But fate decreed that once I took the leather in my hands and I fell in love with it.
I cut the first piece of leather on a piece of the wooden board, which I found in the street and brought home. The tools, I had was only one punch, an ordinary stationery knife, and a kitchen hammer. I knew almost nothing about working with leather and learned it through my own practice, sometimes watching videos on YouTube. Having worked with varying success but constantly I came to the point when I was ready to create something very special. This is how the GRIE brand was born. By the way, the brand name is the first three letters of my last name.