Who we are
Casiana is a fashion and lifestyle brand founded in Ålesund, Norway. Our heart is to curate the most beautiful, sustainable, high quality handcrafted style pieces from Asia and around the world.
The founder chose the name Casiana in honor of her late grandfather, Casiano. He was a passionate and honest businessman who taught her everything she knows about business.
What we do
Our mission is to help women and girls (and boys and men) stay stylish all year long without breaking the bank. We love to see women and girls wearing stylish pieces that are sustainably-created by artisans from all over the world thus also providing livelihood to lots of families.
We want to bring handcrafted style pieces from Asia to Norway (and the rest of Europe) in order to bring fashion closer to you.
Word from the founder:
Business runs in my family. My late grandfather, Casiano, was a businessman. My mother is an entrepreneur as well. My grandpa groomed my mother since she was a little girl and he did the same to me.
My grandfather told my mom to make me better than she already was and better than he ever will be. So at seven years old, I was learning how to write Business Plans. By the time I was 10, I was helping my mom file our taxes. I have always been bad at Math but didn’t stop both my mom and my grandpa to think that I can make it as an entrepreneur.
I remember I was about 10 years old and was selling chocolates and snacks in our classroom. My grandfather was so proud that he gave me more capital and paid my mom for the capital she already invested in my little “business”.
When I moved to Norway, getting hold of accessories from Asia that I used to love was proving to be harder than it was. So I looked for a solution not only for me but for all the women and girls who wants to wear stylish accessories from Asia and around the world. I want to bring fashion closer to you and me.
I also believe in making sure our workers, manufacturers, suppliers, and our whole team is well-paid. We work with very hard working artisans from Indonesia, China, and the Philippines. When you buy our products, we provide livelihood to men and women from these places and more.
All the accessories that we’re selling are style pieces that I absolutely adore. I wear and use them myself and hope that you’d love them too.
We also want to make sure that all the products we’re selling are of good quality. We test every product and make sure they’re at a high standard before we start selling them to you, our beloved fashionistas.
I know you want to wear stylish accessories all year round without spending an arm and a leg. My goal is that through Casian Fashion & Lifestyle, you get to stay stylish all the time without breaking the bank.