Narrative Made is a design studio exploring heritage textiles across Asia.
We create fashion collections by partnering with artisan communities in the developing world and providing a fair channel for them to produce with inherited traditional skills.
We tell stories of the makers – artisans from remote corners of the world – who weave together generations of culture, history, and technical skill in their craft. The motifs, hand stitches, weaving techniques, and natural dyes all reflect their unshakable identities; identities that they are proud of, and are worth celebrating.
Through the resource platform The Textile Atlas, we share knowledge and build a community around the love of heritage textiles.
We initiate social inclusion and capacity building projects through textile making, with the mission to empower marginalised and underprivileged people groups.
Narrative Made is founded by colour and trend forecaster Sharon de Lyster. After studying fashion design in Hong Kong, London and New York, Sharon began her designing career at Anteprima and spent the following years at the world-leading trend forecasting company, WGSN. There, she cultivated an intimate understanding of how culture and identity directly impacts style and the fashion industry at large. Her experience and knowledge in Asian heritage textiles, sustainable fashion production and journalism allow her to connect artisans and international brands and tell an empowering story.