From CIA to sleepwear: Meet Emily Hikade, founder of Petite Plume

Emily Hikade designs nightwear fit for royalty – quite literally. As the founder and CEO of luxury sleepwear brand Petite Plume, Hikade has garnered the attention of royalty, including Prince George and the children of major celebrities such as George and Amal Clooney and Jimmy Fallon – to name a few. Petite Plume has created a new niche in the sleepwear industry through its premium quality European inspired sleepwear. Designed with unparalleled attention to detail and sophisticated craftsmanship, while being incredibly comfortable and made from chemical-free cotton, Hikade’s pajamas are tailored to perfection.

Since launching in 2015, Petite Plume has been picked up by major retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and J. Crew, and is carried in over 500 luxury boutiques with a dynamic product offering ranging from men’s, women’s and children’s to home and sleep accessories.

Before Hikade dreamed of the most cozy sleeping essentials, she lived a drastically different life. For nearly 15 years, she lived and worked around East Africa and the Middle East, focusing on counter-terrorism as a member of the CIA. And while Hikade certainly loved her position at the CIA, it took a near-death experience for her to completely reassess her career goals. Listen to the latest episode of Second Life to hear how Hikade made one of the most dramatic career turnarounds we’ve seen to date and how she plans to continue to grow the luxury sleepwear industry.

And keep scrolling to shop some of Petite Plume’s latest.

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