Design

Vietnam fashion survey

Insights on the fashion industry in Vietnam

Fueled by the growing middle class, the fashion and garment industries are booming in Vietnam. With fierce competition between local and foreign companies, both in traditional retail and e-commerce, here is some information to navigate the market and understand fashion buyers’ consumer behaviors.  Continue reading

Bea Valdes: woman fashion designer from the Philippines

A Filipina fashion designer’s success story and tips

Successful luxury companies are not common in Southeast Asia. This female designer from the Philippines nonetheless proves that it is possible to succeed in the luxury industry. Through her creative approach, traditional crafts from the Philippines now gain international recognition in luxury jewelry and accessories. Continue reading

Designing for rural people in Myanmar - TEDxInyaLake

Design can help rural Myanmar

The opening of Myanmar enables businesses, NGOs and social enterprises to venture further in the country and tackle challenges of rural areas as well as of cities. In the countryside, a social enterprise is applying cutting-edge design principles to alleviate difficulties of farmers and rural inhabitants. Continue reading

Free ASEAN and Southeast Asia maps

Free maps of ASEAN and Southeast Asia

Large, neat and well designed maps of Southeast Asia and ASEAN might be useful to help those who need to illustrate their websites, blogs and presentations, or create their own maps. Here are some brand new maps, especially created by ASEAN UP, to be used directly or to be elaborated upon to create beautiful modern maps. Continue reading

Free ASEAN icons sets

Free ASEAN icons sets

We’re giving away these cool, free sets of icons of ASEAN flags! Coming in various sizes (32×32 px, 64x64px and 128x128px), squared and rounded, all of you who need to illustrate your ASEAN websites, blogs, social media profiles, presentations, documents, emails signatures, etc. are going to enjoy these modern flat ASEAN icons! Continue reading