The people behind your items.

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Their stories 

Sheena & Rengé from Delhi 

Sheena Uppal is a designer to watch.

Hailing from three generations of textile manufacturers, an innate understanding of fabric is second nature to Sheena. A graduate of the London College of Fashion, Sheena honed her craft in the fashion scenes of London, Mumbai, and Delhi.

Believing that producing fashion need not be quick and inhumane, Sheena founded Rengé in February 2016. Loved by many in Bollywood and across India, Rengé is synonymous with “style” and “sustainability”. Rengé creates quality garments for the modern women and you’ll be glad to hear they are mainly made from surplus fabrics sourced to keep a low environmental footprint. Working under high safety standards, Sheena’s team is also paid a fair ethical wage.

And if you're not already a fan of Sheena, she’s an animal lover too.

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Nat the Thai Artist

Dr Nattinda (Nathanik), born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, continues to live in the Land of Smiles. 

Nat always knew she wanted to be an artist. Even in her childhood, she wielded her talents astutely and formidably. 10-year-old Nat entered a weekly art competition coveting the first prize – a Barbie doll. It was a toy her mother could not indulge her in. It took Nat three entries to win her doll, and this determination remains at the core of her work. Presently, as an Art Professor, Nat nurtures and inspires younger generations of artists despite fine arts still being a path less taken. 

Watercolour is Nat’s medium of choice; taking inspiration from the Impressionist and Abstract movements, she creates intricate works that are printed onto Thai silk-blend fabric.

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The Tibetan Trio

Blood is definitely thicker than water for Pasang Doma.

Pasang's parents left Lhasa, Tibet for India, during the period of British colonialism, and now she call India home with her husband and son. The family of three holds Tibetan customs and culture dear in both their lifestyle and livelihood. For thirty years, Pasang designed jewellery that her husband sold. Presently, her son, Phonsok is succeeding his father.

Pasang’s designs deftly weave together tradition, migration, and assimilation. She draws from her Tibetan heritage for inspiration and often uses red, yellow, and blue beads to represent coral, amber, and turquoise – culturally significant gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism. Her husband ensures all materials used  are sourced from India and Pasang works with women from the local community to thread the pieces together by hand with love and care.

For the trio, home is where the heart is.

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Dieu from Đồng Tháp

Endless rice fields, cloud of blue water hyacinth flowers, and sincere hospitality.

This is how Dieu describes her province of Đồng Tháp, located in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam, bordering Cambodia. At 18 years old, Dieu left her province for Ho Chi Minh City to further her education and to seek opportunities in the country’s economic hub. In the city, Dieu learnt the ins and outs of the locally made bag craft trade. After 5 years, Dieu decided to use her hard-earned knowledge and experience to giveback to the place she was born and bred in.

Today, Dieu has created over 50 jobs for women weavers in her hometown. Together, they produce Dieu’s designs mainly from locally grown natural materials including water hyacinth, sea grass, straw, and bamboo.

More passionate than ever, Dieu wants to continuously design new bags and support the economic growth of her province in her own way.

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Duy & Tâm of Saigon

Duy broke out into a smile saying, “She’s my lover,” when asked about their relationship.

Tâm's and Duy’s story started with a common interest in photography and hunting for vintage finds. Something about the style of the 80s and 90s kept them coming back for more. Their hobby flourished into a business when people started approaching them asking about their outfits. As it turns out, there were few vintage clothing stores in Vietnam’s commercial capital.

In a small attic space in a Saigon shophouse, the couple has a small, well laid out store. Crammed but cozy, the place is decorated with damask vests and leather briefcases amidst beautiful wood furniture.

In the pursuit of sustainable style, the duo searches Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand for vintage clothing. For a fresh take on their retro looks, the couple sources new accessories from China, and this includes their hat collection and costume jewellery.

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The Tibetan Trio

Blood is definitely thicker than water for Phonsok Thondp.

Phonsok’s grandparents left Lhasa, Tibet for India, during the period of British colonialism, and now Phonsok and his parents call India home. The family of three holds custom and culture dear in both their lifestyle and livelihood. For thirty years, mother Pasang Doma designed jewellery that her husband sold. Presently, Phonsok is succeeding his father.

Pasang’s designs deftly weave together tradition, migration, and assimilation. She draws from her Tibetan heritage for inspiration and often uses red, yellow, and blue beads to represent coral, amber, and turquoise – culturally significant gemstones in Tibetan Buddhism. Her husband ensures all materials used  are sourced from India and Pasang works with women from the local community to thread the pieces together by hand with love and care.

For the trio, home is where the heart is.

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