" Carrying the heart of a tropical child to her world. "
we are a hidden gem. Malaysia's best kept secret! Child of the tropics. She journeys across borders, dancing to the rhythm of her heartbeat. Each piece has a heart and soul. Created in our studio based in the urban tropics of Kuala Lumpur. Full of Love. We source our textiles from across the globe and of course locally to only bring you the very best. Exclusive. Special. One of a Kind. Limited. Our pieces are made infused with the bliss of where the adventure leads.
We Kanoe your way wherever in the world you are!
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It is our heart and aim to promote better living throughout our design and production processes. Our aim is that everyone involved in the process from the beginning to the end benefits from being part of what we do, from production to customer! We design all our garments in house and have a small and mighty team that looks after the daily runs and to serve you best!
We source only the best fabrics from around the globe to bring you something special that tells a story and we do also create our unique prints from time to time. Our desire is that you'll be the one creating wonderful stories with each of our unique piece found here.
Whats more, we have worked prior or is currently working with local businesses, artisans, communities in need and charitable trust from around the globe in some of our collections that supports handmade work, builds communities and supports artisan work while providing a healthy environment and fair wage. We hope you enjoy our pieces and we thank you for being part of this journey with us.
Here is to making the world a more beautiful place! x
Having studied Fashion Design in Sydney, Australia and bagging a few competition wins in Australia. She obtained a scholarship during her final year to do a Masters in Fashion as Art in Florence, Italy. Upon returning to her motherland, Malaysia she went on a different journey and taught in High schools for 2 years before living in the Island of Boracay, Philippines to do social work for another 2 years. As she set her sails back unto the tropics where she grew up as a child, she felt and knew it was time for KANOE to be born. And with this new birth, comes a new adventure.
KANOE was born on the 31st of October 2016.
What you'll find
Beautiful garments made of natural fibre. We love the idea of wearing garments made of fibre that has been grown from the earth. It feels good wearing that which has been produced by mother nature herself.
The essence of the human touch in garments are also our delight. In this fast pace world that is moving ever so quick with technology and machines. We love the idea of wearing hand block printed dresses, and floral hand embroidered details as well as that of old cultural charm such as the local tropical batik textile.
Prints that speak the history of ages pass also brings a sense of warmth and home. Of family, community and culture in which we embrace in our wear.
We are on a journey, and so are you! Lets enjoy the ride while always looking for ways we can do better :)
Recently we have been working closely with local batik makers and from the beginning of KANOE we have worked closely with the refugee community who is linked to fair trade organisations in Malaysia.
We are know for
Being a batik child. Batik has grown with us right from the beginning of this adventure of ours. We are known for being the OG in modern batik fun ! We work with batik's of all sorts. Creating beautiful, fun, timeless pieces for the girl of today <3 Thank you for loving our designs.