Namza is conceptualized by Padma Yangchan and Jigmet Disket. Ladakh, being very close to their hearts, is their muse to all creative expressions shaped through Namza. Namza translates to ‘attire’ with honour in Ladakhi and it was started in 2016.
A glimpse into Namza’s conceptualization:
Namza, draws inspiration from the centuries-old, wealthy cultural exchange of Silk route crossing Ladakh. Leh was one of the old trading towns on the Silk Road junction linking Tibet, Kashmir, Central Asia and Yarkand. Ladakh was also an important centre for Pashmina trading.
Namza couture has a unique blend of colors and fabrics, fusion of different patchwork, embroideries and blending of traditional silhouette with contemporary twist while keeping the essence of ladakh alive in each and every garment. The brand works with local women artisans and natural fabrics and dyes, minimising carbon footprint.
The clothes curated by Namza have an imprint of the region- the nomads of Changthang in the east, the Brokpas in the west, the Zanskar valley, Yarkand and Tibet, all influencing the aesthetics of the designs.
Aiming to revive the ethnic textile, Namza caters to a wider audience reception at national and international levels. It ensures that the promotion of modern taste is woven along empowering local artisans. For their best practices in trade, Namza was conferred with the prestigious Nari Puraskar Award by the President of India in 2022. Namza has also showcased their AW Collection at London Fashion Week in 2019.