Design Up Asia started in an unusual way by winning a Hackathon Prize. The task was to set up a business that would help marginalized women to get an income whilst looking after their children. This wonderful start helped us crystallize our philosophy. The women we work with are amazing individuals and by buying the jewellery you can empower them and look good and feel good. We put people before profit. Creating a a community is important to us and the friendships made and challenges over come together are at the heart of Design Up Asia.