" Carrying the heart of a tropical child to her world. "
Child of the tropics. KANOE wear is sunshine and wonder. Embracing our identity as a Tropical child. Created in our studio based in the urban tropics of Kuala Lumpur. Our batik textiles are an adventure from across the regions of Indo-Malaya and working with Local Batik Artisans only bring you the very best. We then turn these beautiful textiles into modern day wear for your everyday. As usually only 1-2 pieces of each design is made in a batik print they are, Exclusive. Special. One of a Kind. Limited.
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It is in our heart to be able to be part of bringing our Tropical identity to life. That more people will love and embrace who we are and where we are from. We believe batik is a textile from history that carries that nostalgic wonder and we feel privilege to find delight and joy in working with batik as well being part of bringing it more ingrained to our everyday as well into our future. We love very much that batik carries culture, rooted identity to our beloved motherland and her own personality.
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.
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 also believe in zero waste henceforth you will find smaller accessories made of fabrics from our clothing lines as well batik remnants sold in store.
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 ! You've probably seen it first with us. We work with batik's of all sorts. Creating beautiful, fun, timeless pieces for the modern day living <3 Thank you for loving our designs. We believe we played a part in the forefront of opening up this market of modern day batik.