Our Story

Welcome to Borneo Threads, where fashion meets heritage and sustainability.

Founded by Nicole Lee, Borneo Threads is the embodiment of a family tradition spanning three generations. Nicole inherited her passion for women’s apparel and accessories from a lineage of fashion retailers and seamstresses. This deep-rooted connection to fashion inspired her to continue her family’s legacy by creating a brand that marries tradition with a social mission.

Borneo Threads was born out of Nicole’s desire to perpetuate her family’s heritage of curating exquisite and functional garments. We are proud to bring you fashion that not only looks good but also tells a story of cultural richness of Sabah and Borneo Island as a whole.

Borneo Threads is on a mission to empower communities, celebrate diversity, and drive positive change through fostering sustainable livelihoods and promoting cultural heritage. Above all, we hope to use fashion as a force for good in the world.

Our brand epitomises the rich culture, warmth, and beauty of Borneo. Every item, from our stylish travel and resort wear to our elegant accessories, is designed to reflect the vibrant spirit of the island. We draw inspiration from Borneo’s lush landscapes, traditional motifs, and the vibrant communities that call it home. This inspiration is woven into every fabric, pattern, and design, creating pieces that are as unique as they are beautiful.

At Borneo Threads, we are committed to sustainability. We use eco-friendly materials and ethical production practices to ensure that our fashion footprint is as gentle on the earth as it is on the eyes.

Dive into our story and let it intertwine with yours.