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Studio Gypsied tells stories of women through batik

Nur Aqilah Zailan champions batik for its heritage and sustainability as a textile for slow fashion


For some, batik is just another textile used in fashion. For designer Nur Aqilah Zailan, it is a grounding pillar of her identity.

The 33-year-old behind conscious batik fashion label Studio Gypsied (studiogypsied.com) works with female batik artisans in Indonesia to craft apparel and bags.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2021, with the headline 'Studio Gypsied tells stories of women through batik'. Subscribe