EVERYTHING ABOUT OUR AUTHENTIC VINTAGE SUZANI AFGHAN COATS
Ethical fashion is not just about the garment, its also about knowing who made your garment, honouring their story and carrying their stories.
MEET THE ARTISANS
THE FAMILY ATELIER
Our artisan family have been making these coats for over 3 generations now. The family atelier is made up of 2 women and 4 men.
The family have been running their atelier since the 50s making coats, trading rugs and making home decors with vintage textiles.....
UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY OF
Traditionally, Afghan coats were made from sheepskins or goatskins mostly brown or black.
In the 70s, the popularity of the coats rose over night after the Beatles have been photographed wearing their genuine Afghan coats....
Through this partnership between the artisans in the mountains of
Afghanistan and me, a migrant Uyghur/Uzbek woman. We hope to share stories with you using vintage textiles of the forgotten and the untold communities.
understand the textile
what is a suzani?
A suzani is a large, hand-embroidered textile panel; the word comes from the Persian wordsuzan, which means needle. Originating from Central Asian countries, suzanis have become highly collectable and valued for their beautiful decoration and fine craftsmanship....
Beautiful coat and amazing craftsmanship.
Arrived very quickly to UK.
Customer service was great and promptly answered all the questions I had.
Very helpful with assisting with query I had.
love this coat