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....
I have always wanted a Suzani coat. I reached out to Denara and she helped me find the perfect fabric then confirmed every little detail: sizing, style, fit, trim, lining.
It arrived really quickly! And was absolutely PERFECT. Even better than anticipated. My exquisite new coat fits like a glove and makes me feel so fabulous.
A one-of-a-kind dream coat, made just for me!! LOVE.
The whole process was a dream from beginning to end. Honestly, I cannot recommend Denara and SEDA Collective highly enough.
I love this vest to bits! I've worn it every day since I bought it. The detail is exquisite and the furry lining is heavenly. This vest goes with EVERYTHING I own. I think everyone should treat themselves to one of these. LOVE.
I bought this beautiful coat for a friend, it is absolutely stunning, fell in love with it online but it is even more beautiful in person! so well made!
I spotted this coat miles away at a SEDA market in person. I knew immediately this was going home with me, I fell even more in love after I tried it on and realised it is perfectly my size. I absolutely love this coat, it is the most special piece in my closet.
Words cannot express how beautiful this coat is. Every time I wear it I feel like I’m wearing a piece of art and it sparks so many beautiful conversations about it’s origin and the story behind it’s makers. The quality is outstanding and I know that it will have a long life and become an heirloom to pass on to future generations. Thank you Seda Collective, you’ve created the coat of my dreams!
absolutely love my custom RABIYA coat, it is so well made and keeps me so warm! I get get so many compliments whenever I wear my coat.
so so in love!
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.