Ina + Ilia

The Idea

INA + ILIA is an online boutique offering hand-curated collections of chic home décor goods from underserved communities around the world. Our mission is to preserve and elevate the beautiful artistry and craftsmanship of products found in villages across the globe from Cambodia to Colombia. 

Style & Quality

In the age of fast fashion, big box retailers, and mass-produced products, INA + ILIA offers beautiful, one of a kind, stylish pieces that you can add to your home collection for years to come.

100% Handmade

INA + ILIA focuses on procuring 100% handmade goods, ranging from textiles to paintings and ceramics. Each piece has been hand selected and is only available in small quantities.

Female Craftsmanship

We place particular emphasis on supporting small businesses owned and operated by women. A portion of every dollar spent supports the women and families who craft our products.


Inspiration

INA + ILIA was founded by Christina Thelin, who grew up between her hometown of Los Angeles, California and Sweden where both of her parents are from. She hails from a line of Swedish artisans and craftsmen, growing a deep appreciation for hand painted porcelain, hand carved coasters and finely woven tablecloths at a young age. She always wanted to find a way to make these beautiful but unknown crafts more easily available to friends while also supporting these communities.

The name INA + ILIA comes from the last few letters of the name Christina and Cecilia, her sister. Growing up, Christina and Cecilia dreamt of starting a business together. The name honors their relationship and the bonds that women share. 

Before Ina + Ilia

Christina has an extensive background in building global brands across several Fortune 100 brands including Procter & Gamble, Visa, and Twitter. Christina earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Follow Christina on her blog at the Gilded Globe blog.