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Meet the founders behind Dia, home to prodigious Southeast Asian labels

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You’re one click away from discovering the wondrous world of the finest South-East Asian labels with Dia.

When an incredible opportunity for a quick chat with the brains behind Dia fell on our lap, we knew we had to dig deeper. As a platform that houses over 20 Southeast Asian labels, the demand for artisanal products and slow fashion has seen an exceptional surge over the past decade. Founded by Aisha Hassan, Alia Farouk and Kylie Francis, their mission was simple – introduce Southeast Asian crafts and labels to the world; a recognition these artisanal labels deserved.

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(L-R) Meet Aisha Hassan, Alia Farouk, and Kylie Francis, Co-founders of Dia Guild

With online shopping given an extra boost by this pandemic, the launch of Dia arrived at perfect timing. As lovers and supporters of heritage fashion, Dia is a e-commerce platform that spreads joy on how you can celebrate and bring light to heritage with a modern twist. Moreover, these labels offer a level of craftsmanship and design that doesn’t exist in fast fashion. It’s time to open up our minds to ethical practices, the longevity of a product and where we’re spending our money.

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Image credit: Dia

Head over to their site, and you’ll spot a plethora of meaningful RTW, accessories and homeware pieces to flaunt and adore – from tasteful minaudières by Neil Felipp – which made an appearance on Crazy Rich Asians – and handmade knot danglers by Talee Studio, to mind-blowing batik creations, and beyond. In the meantime, scroll down to discover the co-founders. Trust us, you’re going to love the hard work these ladies have done to showcase the talented creatives of the region.

All images credit: Dia Guild

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