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Batik is omnipresent in Southeast Asia. It is worn and adorned by women across the region. What is lesser known, are how they are made and the messages contained in them. This feature on our artisan partner, Kebon Indah tells more.Kebon Indah
Zafirah Zein and Nursheila Muez are the founders of AKAR, Singapore's first printed publication on stories and histories of Southeast Asia. Meaning roots in Malay, AKAR is their commitment to amplifying voices from the region.Read More
Welcome to our world. From textile artisans to changemakers, discover the people and stories that inspire our studio's vision, creative and business processes.
| Nu. san. ta. ra | is a word that conjures images of old Southeast Asia, and synonymous with the cultures found in the region. This section highlights the diverse lives, work and endeavours of women from this archipelago, reflecting the zeitgeist of our times.
A documentation of our processes and behind-the-scenes on our journey to build a sustainable fashion brand.
Panca Indra in Bahasa refers to our five senses. This collection is inspired by our response to how 2020 has unfolded. Coming back home to one's self is perhaps the most intimate undertaking one could have in this lifetime.
Not too long ago in 1950s Singapore, batik was considered a valuable commodity that could be pawned. An anecdote based on a true story tells more.
The quiet times that come between making a life and making a living can be far and few between. But when they do, we find ourselves asking: how did we get here?
Textiles hold a wealth of intangible heritage. Learn more about the people and stories behind the textiles we use here.