my story



My own love and fascination for the sea, fashion & my wish to create a simple lifestyle brand referring to the simple but deep connected Bali life – that's how i started my first MYSAYANG collection in 2017. After 10 years working as the creative director in the creative lab of Marc O’ Polo International GmbH, one of the most famous fashion brands in Europe, I decided to leave my hometown of Munich to travel the world for one year. After discovering beautiful places such as Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Borneo , Burma and Papua New Guinea, I found myself ‘stranded’ on Bali - the island of Gods - and for me one of the most beautiful and inspiring places on this planet.
Besides my new found passion for surfing the waves, I began to design handmade canvas bags. Originally I made these pieces just for friends but as word spread and requests kept coming in from friends of friends, I decided to share my newfound love with you all and my brand MYSAYANG was born. Literally translated Sayang means love in Bahasa - Indonesia. As i wanted to create things with love and to be loved, i called my brand MYSAYANG - MY LOVE.
Today, MYSAYANG is not only about bags though. Traveling a lot for my job and by living part time in Bali, I never found myself neither my perfect travel bag or surfboard cover to protect my surfboard baby on my motorbike trips around Bali nor the right comfy travel outfits. So i quickly found myself back at my roots and designed a hand dyed & handprinted 100% slow fashion collection. All my 'goodies' are made by hand in our home tailorings in Bali, next to our favorite surf breaks. Inspired by the easy lifestyle of Bali, the black sand beaches and the white shore break of the ocean, all prints are simple and all colors are hand dyed in our own colors and mostly in our stonewash finishing.
What once started as my surf adventure around the world, nowadays became my every day living in Bali and enriches me daily for my ideas and designs for my lifestyle products. What really makes me more then happy, blessed  and thankful every day. By just supporting local families and by just using natural fabrics, i am proud to call my brand SLOW FASHION.  I wish i could take you on my journey of inspiration and you enjoy my collection of essential pieces for the endless summer feeling - made with great care, fairtrade & love on our island Bali.
Anya x