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 craft while elevating their products to the level of high design for an exclusive, international audience.
Inspired by the hand-crafting cultures of the Middle East, Asia, Europe, South America and Africa, A PEACE TREATY was first 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 Arbibís strong background in graphic, textile and product design with Malikís history of developing multimedia marketing campaigns for social justice and human rights, 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, creating limited edition pieces in style unique colorways.
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