About Us

I was born and raised in Monrovia, Liberia, and immigrated to the United States in October 1986 at age 16 to attend college. With a strong interest in travel, fashion, and foreign languages from a young age, I initially wanted to return to Liberia and open a boutique, but circumstances surrounding life, work and family prevented this.

In 2015, I visited a village in Langa Township, Cape Town, South Africa, and that reinvigorated my passion and desire to help women around the world achieve their dreams. I visited various female artisans, clothing designers, leather makers, and fabric distributors to bring this to fruition. Those encounters soon birthed Millie’s International Creations – in memory of my mother, the late Mildred F. W. Yancy.

Millie’s aims to bring quality merchandise by women designers and artisans at an affordable price to the U.S. market. Part of our proceeds benefit various nonprofits around the world. I am continually traveling and seeking out women who wish to achieve their dreams and support their families through their craft. If you are interested in working together I would love to meet you!
Penny Clarke