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Suri & Caya was founded in 2016 by Michelle Fleet with the idea of bringing soft, chic, handcrafted treasures to all.
Everything created at Suri & Caya is filled with love, curiosity and adventure. Each treasure is precious and functional. You will be delighted daily with each use. Being mindful of the environment, we use 100% alpaca fiber and no dyes.
My name is Michelle and I have been dreaming and creating since childhood. Many days and night were spent being creative with my mom in a small apartment filled with an abundance of imagination in the Bronx! My world of creativity was also fueled by my first love, dance. Along with dance classes and performances I would also create my own stories, dances, costumes and sets to entertain my family. My days were filled with endless ideas and fun.
As an adult I am truly grateful to have a career as a professional dancer. For the last 20 years my career has taken me all over the world, opening my eyes to all the beauty in it and influencing my creative flow. My love for fiber arts began when I started touring, I remembered how to crochet & taught myself how to knit. Over the years I have taken various classes in knitting, crocheting, ribbonry and felting. When I began felting, I couldn’t get enough of it. I’m fascinated with fiber and discovering all that could be done with it. Naturally after my mom acquired her alpaca ranch I jumped for joy! Alpaca fiber is such a treat to work with and I look forward to sharing it with you all.
My friend, my rock, my mom! With out all she has done, I would not be who I am! We have always worked well together creating wonderful treasures and memories. Learning from each other is always fun. Having a family ranch is a dream my mom has had since I was a child and when that came true I couldn’t have been happier. Her love for nature and all that is in it amazes me. Who knew that all my childhood pets that terrified her in that bronx apartment were actually preparing her for the future. When I think of those days all I can do is smile! Here we are dreaming and creating for all.