We’re glad you’ve asked. Because this is personal. Not only are our products rooted in the West African experience that defines us- and made from fabric that traces its origin to Indonesia- they are also rooted in our unique and complex experiences as first and second generation Americans.
Do you have to share that heritage or experience to wear DIOP?
No. And that would miss the point.
DIOP is about inclusion. We design apparel for anyone who believes fitting out is better than fitting in. That means making it accessible to everyone who appreciate our perspective. Which is why we hope that whatever your story may be, when you wear DIOP, you wear that story on your sleeve and learn more about ours, as well as those of the people you meet every day.