The Zarif collection is produced in Kabul, where we employ 52 local Afghan artisans, practicing the art of "slow production." We are able to source traditional fabrics from Afghanistan and Central Asia, the former “Silk Road,” fostering fair-trade practices and the use of natural dyes. Our tailors, seamstresses, embroiderers and weavers are given a place in which they can preserve their cultural traditions that are in danger of being replaced by mass produced commercial goods. Zarif provides a platform where traditional, high-quality craftsmanship is a source of economic opportunity and personal fulfillment. At its core, Zarif acts as an ambassador, sharing the rich cultural heritage of Afghanistan and its people with the rest of the world.
Founder/Director: Zolaykha Sherzad