The Emerging New York Label Showcasing the Possibilities of Jamaican Crochet

The seed for what would become Diotima, an emerging New York City-based brand rooted in

The seed for what would become Diotima, an emerging New York City-based brand rooted in Jamaican craftsmanship founded in the spring of 2021, was planted in Rachel Scott’s brain two decades earlier. 

Scott left the island nation, where she was born and raised, in the early 2000s. Around that time, a family friend who had been involved in Jamaica’s fashion industry in the ’70s helped her get an internship at Vogue U.S. when she was a college student. “I remember very clearly him saying to me, ‘This is really great, but you can’t just take this opportunity and not bring it back,'” she says says. “There’s this ongoing thing about the youth of Jamaica leaving for whatever reason — for opportunity, for education — and never coming back. They excel wherever they go, and then they never contribute or participate in the local industry and community.”


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