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NUSANTARA STORIES

Nusantara Stories is our journal highlighting women from the Southeast Asian archipelago. Beyond being a fashion and lifestyle label, we want to capture stories of diverse lives, work and endeavours that reflect the zeitgeist of our times. 

AKAR: The root of all things 

AKAR is Singapore's first printed publication on stories and histories of Southeast Asia. Read about AKAR's journey from page to print through the eyes of founders Zafirah Zein and Nursheila Muez.

Sya Taha and Nabilah Syed Sultan are the driving force behind Crit Talk, a safe space for alternative views in the Muslim community. Here they discuss why they believe there is enough room for everyone.

In our first feature, we speak to Syahidah Ismail, a Singaporean Malay author in diaspora. Her first novel Saltwater Spirits is a coming-of-age story about Norma, a young seamstress who lives in the idyllic village of Kampung Rhu.