Using fashion as a source to inspire and raise awareness on social matters by using positive reinforcement messaging, bringing work of neuro-divergent artisan’s hand-drawn paintings into main stream, the vision is to create luxury fashion by simultaneously creating a positive impact on societies.

The brand highlight the potential of marginalized communities, creating a circular economy, and aim to create new avenues for decent work and economic growth. ARSHYS has collaborated with Autism Centers to highlight the creativity of people with Autism via using their hand paintings on her prints that make each outfit a piece of art and pave the way for the circular economy.





Home Grown and Ethical:

ARSHYS is a women-owned business led by the Emirati/UAE designer and founder Arshia Alam. It is a purpose-driven contemporary womenswear proudly manufactured in the UAE with a transparent and ethical supply chain with a happy worker ethos.

Diverse & Inclusive:

The brand supports UN Sustainable Goal 10 of reducing inequalities & creating decent work & economic growth by integrating people with Autism into the value chain of the business creating a social impact each time it sells an item.

Sustainable & Eco-friendly:

Produced in small batches to avoid excess waste, most materials are repurposed for other uses like scarves or accessories. Fabrics used are mostly in natural fiber and come either from dead stock or digitally printed using eco-friendly water-based inks to display the work & highlight the creativity of marginalized communities. 

Major Milestones and Media Coverage:

Since its launch, the brand has received awards and accolades based on the originality, and growth potential of the business. Some of the awards and titles received are by H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation for the creative contribution during Dubai Expo 2020, Official designer appointed for all Women Orchestra (Firdaus), Finalist in the category of new Sustainable Business of the year 2020 (MEED), Best Newcomer (Designer) at the London's inaugural World Fashion Awards.

ARSHYS garnered immense organic non-paid media attention and her designs & interviews have been published in Dubai One TV, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Condé Nast, Cosmopolitan, and Elle Arabia to name a few. Please click here to see the

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