Kaasiḏa takes its name from the Persian/Hindi term 'kashidakari,' meaning embroidery. Kaasiḏa was born out of our deep love for Chikankari, a unique embroidery technique originating from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, believed to be over two hundered years old.
Founder, Akanksha's love for Chikankari accompanied her when she moved from India to Australia in 2016, leading to the inception of Kaasiḏa. As she delved deeper into the world of fashion and fabrics, Akanksha realised that Kaasiḏa would embody sustainability and ethics as much as it would showcase Chikankari.
Based in Perth, Kaasiḏa is an Australian sustainable and hand embroidered clothing brand founded in 2022. The brand blends Indian heritage of textiles and embroidery with modern, effortless fashion to create one of a kind embroidered dresses and tops.
Embodying art and mindfulness, Kaasiḏa strives to create timeless and unique hand embroidered clothing pieces that are elegant, effortless, and enduring, reflecting its commitment to sustainability and ethics.
Our commitment to sustainability
We make 100% natural and organic cotton clothing using fabrics certified by Global Organic Textile Standard. To reduce waste, we practice small batch production and fashion circularity by recycling fabric scraps.
Our embroidery is peformed by female artisans in Uttar Pradesh, adhering to the Geographical Indication standards of Chikankari under India's Intellectual Property Rights law.
Kaasiḏa's garments are ethically made at a SEDEX-audited small manufacturer, ensuring healthy working condition and fair pay for the workers.
Meet the founder
Born and raised in India, Akanksha moved to Australia in 2016, living in Perth with her husband and two fur buddies.
Akanksha has a marketing background of over nine years, but she found her true passion in fashion and Chikankari, ultimately leading her to start, Kaasiḏa.
Akanksha believes that every individual is born with a unique purpose. With Kaasiḏa, Akanksha found hers.
Her favourite quote is by Morgan Harper Nichols, "How liberating it is to pursue wholeness instead of perfection", which serves as a guiding principle in her life.