After spending nearly 20 years in fashion and design, paralleled with volunteering alongside humanitarian organizations in the developing world, Tanja Cesh launched MULXIPLY in 2010. While traveling to India, Nepal, and other parts of Southeast Asia, she was exposed to the horrors of human trafficking and the growing pandemic that affects poor and marginalized women and men.
It was in the moments of sitting in villages, surrounded by women who were sewing or felting to make extra money for their families, where the seeds for MULXIPLY were planted. She saw a way to combat poverty by creating dignified employment by combining her experience in the fashion industry and the western marketplace with skilled artisans who needed work.
Pronounced "multiply", their brand was born out of the recognition that fashion can be fair, art can be healing, and design can change the world. By utilizing existing techniques and partnering with artisans who have honed skill-sets, MULXIPLY is ensuring their livelihood and that their craft continually cements itself in history. Their designs are a blend of what is timeless and trending, and their process is intentionally limited to what can be made with the tools and skills available in Nepal. Slow fashion means that each of their pieces is formed by hand -- one stitch, one cut, one forge at a time.