We fell in love with A Peace Treaty for the collections’ beauty – high fashion scarves and jewelry. We were sold on A Peace Treaty based on their final product alone. The whole process that they go through to create their line is an added bonus. The fact that they are creating these products ethically, while utlizing techniques at risk of extinction created additional value.
A Peace Treaty jewelry are limited edition pieces that complement the clothing at era. The pieces can add a unique edge to a feminine silk or flirty floral. Each collection is created seasonally, with exclusive pieces, offered in a small number of boutiques across Canada and worldwide.
A Peace Treaty scarves are stunning, stand-alone pieces that will sit prominently in any fashionista’s closet. Created in artisan workshops across the world, A Peace Treaty uses local methods for creating their scarves. This process results in internationally influenced prints and colors.
Mixing ethics and high fashion can be a difficult feat. We think that A Peace Treaty is leading the way!
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Here is A Peace Treaty’s story:
A PEACE TREATY IS AN EVOLVING COLLECTION AIMED AT CREATING ETHICALLY-PRODUCED, ARTISAN LEVEL ACCESSORIES AND APPAREL FOR THE LUXURY FASHION MARKETPLACE.
Born in 2008, as a personal pact between Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, A PEACE TREATY creates employment for skilled artisans working in places of socio-political strife, effectively supporting their technique and craft while elevating their products to the level of high design for an exclusive and international fashion audience.
Inspired by the hand-crafting cultures of the Middle East, Asia, South America and Africa, A PEACE TREATY was conceived when Arbib and Malik met while living in Rome. The two discovered that they shared both a love of high fashion and a desire to increase awareness of ancient, disappearing crafting traditions. Intermingling Arbib’s strong background in graphic, textile and product design with Malik’s history of developing multimedia marketing campaigns for social justice and human rights, as well as her training in ancient Roman gold-smithing, they set about connecting discerning fashion connoisseurs with cache, boutique level artifacts from places typically seen only negatively through the media lens.
Each season, A PEACE TREATY travels to a particular region and seeks out local village artisans to re-define an accessory, designing limited edition pieces in style unique colorways. Each jewelry or scarf collection resuscitates ancient handmade textile and metalsmithing techniques that are at risk of extinction. Working with craftspeople in nine countries and injecting life and trade back into local economies, A PEACE TREATY employs artisans with above fair trade wages and invests in creating income generation opportunities for out-of-work artisans, disabled and widowed women. A PEACE TREATY artisan projects and partnerships are situated in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and the US.
A Peace Treaty jewelry and scarves, available at era.
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