Scarves. Jewelry. Caftans. When fashion meets job creation for local artisans, we’re all in. Our latest find, is A Peace Treaty. The company was born as a personal treaty between founders Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew. The two met while living in Rome, and discovered that they shared both a love of high fashion and a desire to increase awareness of ancient, disappearing crafting traditions.
Founded in 2008, the company creates quality products, but it also creates employment for skilled artisans working in places of socio-political strife, with above fair trade wages and invests in creating income generation opportunities for out-of-work artisans, disabled and widowed women. In addition to supporting the craftspeople in these selected locations, A Peace Treaty also donates to “counterpart international”, helping bring medical supplies to Darfur.
Their scarves are a seasonless must have accessory for me and as usual, A Peace Treaty has me swooning over yet another beautiful collection. Silk and modal-silk textiles are covered in brightly colored geometric patterns, making each one so visually stunning. It’s no wonder designers Farah Malik and Dana Arbib were just accepted into the CFDA’s 2014 Fashion Incubator!
I can’t seem to take my eyes off of their spring 14′ line. I’ll take one of each please! How about you? Shop their latest collections at A Peace Treaty.
Xx. Jadan Huter