sifr | si fər | (pronounced as 'si· fer')
sifr is a contemporary lifestyle brand that takes pride in engineering garments, footwear and accessories that display quality, comfort and value. Inspired by someone who is confident and discerning, our products not only incorporate premium materials, solid construction but also deep thought. Ethnicity and fabric textures are consistently explored. Through continuous and transparent interaction with friends of sifr, we are regularly refining and researching.
Founded in 2008 by Suraj Melwani, a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design, and Chris John Fussner, both are an integral part of the design process behind sifr. Daryl Chan also joins the sifr team by providing in-house expertise on the graphic direction, creating a distinctive brand.
Suraj’s journey began when he learnt the tricks of the trade from his father who has been running a successful garment facility in Indonesia since 1978. He experienced an epiphany when he experimented with the luxe Pima cotton that the family-owned production house uses for women’s nightwear. Passionate about creating menswear for the Asian climate, he teamed up with like-minded Chris John to develop sifr’s essentials range using Pima fabric. Since then, sifr has grown from strength to strength, expanding into outerwear, knitwear, trousers, footwear, etc.
sifr is proud to be a global brand with the creative process starting in Singapore and the production taking place in a family-owned facility in Indonesia. Fabrics are procured from Japan, US, UK and Thailand. At sifr, we understand the importance behind having control over the entire design and manufacturing process; knowing the source of our raw materials and the production behind each carefully crafted creation is important in providing greater transparency to our community.