Look Good. Do Good. Feel Good.

Our Founders

Empowering Women Through Style

These amazing & empowering women have a long history of partnership, initially joining forces to sell and promote local Haitian art back in 2003!

Purchase With Purpose

Simbi was founded in 2013, after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Long time friends Birgit Grossmann Coles and Lori Manuel Steed discovered a way they could support those most affected by the catastrophe, while pursuing what they love: art and fashion for a cause.

The Inspiration Behind Our "Look Good, Do Good, Feel Good" Lifestyle.

Birgit Grossmann Coles 

Originally from German descent, Birgit married and moved to Haiti in 1995, where she raised her three children and still holds residence in the capital. 


Lori Manuel Steed 

Lori is a Haitian native, born and bred, also living in Port-au-Prince. She is Simbi's artist and watches over Simbi's workshops in Haiti.