My name is Virginie Dupuis
designer & Matchali’s founder.
I was Born in Paris France .
I left France 15 years ago to move to Shanghai for 10 years and now in Malaysia is my home since 2014.
I started matchali in 2016 to support charity organisation
in Kolkata India .
My strong interest of india and its craft culture pushed me to work with hand block print cotton fabrics .
I started my Beachwear collection by colourful sarongs with pom-poms and sequins. Matchali collection is mostly Made in Malaysia . Ladli dress has been recently made in india.
MATCHALI Give a hand to unprivileged persons who are involved in their kid’s education in hardly working for charity organisation such Balo & Ladli in india or in Malaysia with Lady Ayaz and recently with Tanma Birmanese organisation.
It is a path for a better future for themselves and their family. I believed in empowered women, empower women !
Brand name origin
WHO Am i?
Matchali idea was born in India at the Kolkata’s flowers market.
After buying a fairtrade fish accessorie I have asked my friend :
How will she say fish in hindi ?
She told me “ Matchlee”
after misheard I thought she was saying “MATCHALI “.
I have loved the word that sound so beautiful to me and as well an amazing link with india . Fish is also known as a strong prosperity symbol in asia that brings luck .