The Founder

Mahisi was founded by Angelina Handayani, an Indonesian born, New York based designer and all-around creative.

Her interest in patterns, colors, and textures was influenced by her homeland. As a child in Java, she wore Batik to religious ceremonies, weddings, and important family events. There she felt, firsthand, the power of garment to transform experience. As a young girl she admired the Ikats and other traditional woven fabrics worn on nearby islands.

Angelina eventually moved to the states, where she studied Fashion Design and Marketing. After building a successful career at such household names as Sanctuary Clothing, Stitch’s Jeans, Joe Fresh and New York & Company, she decided it was time to get back to her roots and give back. And so, Mahisi was born.

Equal parts strategic and creative, Angelina infuses Mahisi with her eye for aesthetics and keen business sensibility. A deep love of Indonesia and its people is core to the company’s mission.

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