Tania Hanna is a designer, founder, and CEO of DZYNA, dref_by_d & Urban Tech Apparel. With a career spanning several decades, Tania has built successful fashion brands and lectured on fashion design. Her impressive portfolio includes designing and producing exclusive projects for a diverse range of labels locally and offshore.
Tania began her apparel career in the late 80s after graduating with a degree in fashion design, working on Holeproof’s infamous “No Knickers” campaign. She went on to launch her first label, Matana, focusing on unique, high-end fashion pieces for the bridal and racewear industries. With the success of Matana, Tania partnered with Sydney company Kakzui to launch a second label, Recur, which became a thriving nationwide wholesale business with retail stores and was one of the first Australian brands to open factories in Kowloon, Hong Kong, building strong relationships with Chinese manufacturers and suppliers that endure today.
In 2000, Tania established Dzyna in response to the high demand for her freelance design services and her experience in overseas manufacturing. Almost 20 years later, the company has continued to grow and thrive, adding boutique fashion label dref_by_d and technology-focused streetwear brand Urban Tech to its roster. Tania’s wealth of experience in the fashion industry, coupled with her passion for innovation and sustainability, has positioned her as a leader in the industry.