Dia Living and it's creators
Dia Living is proud to offer handcrafted textiles and home furnishings using natural fabrics, materials and dyes. Our creations are a unique combination of modern design and vintage techniques. We deliberately seek beautiful imperfections that come with the touch of a human hand as opposed to a machine.
As it's mission, Dia Living supports low-income artisans from emerging regions around the world by providing them opportunities for empowerment. We aspire to create an environment that supports culture, sustainability and fair trade practices.
A little bit about the creators: We are two sisters who grew up in Pakistan and now reside in the New York area. We inherited our love for luxurious textiles and ancient textile creation techniques from both sides of our family. Our father used to commission and export handmade textiles as well as owned two garment manufacturing plants in Pakistan (first of their kind). Our Nani (maternal grandmother) was a teacher of traditional crafts of embroidery, hand knitting, fabric painting, fabric dying techniques for underprivileged women. While growing up, we traveled extensively all over the world with our parents and it is this adoration of travel combined with our love for textiles which resulted in the creation of Dia Living.
We're continuously traveling to Pakistan, India, United Kingdom, South of France, Italy, Morocco, Scandinavia, Peru and Mexico for several months out of the year to oversee production, experiment with new dyeing and printing techniques, and to work alongside the artisans creating the fabrics. We hope to share these experiences and cultural inspirations with you through our specially created textiles at Dia Living.
And, of course, we'd love to hear from you. Leave us a message on our blog or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sumeera & Nadia