Dia is a curated platform established by three Malaysian friends who are wholeheartedly invested in supporting local artisans and incredible designers from their home region. Our vibrant collection of ethical clothing, contemporary fashion products, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts, and iconic accessories from artisanal Southeast Asian brands, all reflects our commitment to championing Southeast Asia’s culture and creativity. By also sharing the personal stories behind our partner brands, we also celebrate, with a greater appreciation, the masterpieces they’ve worked with love and passion to create.
Southeast Asia is an impressively diverse region brimming with traditional craftsmanship and artisan know-how. Yet, with the rise of fast fashion and mass production, the value of artisanship has become underappreciated, resulting in many local boutique brands and artisans struggling to get the global recognition they deserve, or even to craft a living. This means craft legacies are at risk. And so we built Dia, a platform where Southeast Asian brands can connect with a discerning global audience who will appreciate their creations – be it clothing, ethical fashion accessories, or a mindfully handmade gift. This is our way of preserving heritage crafts for generations to come.