At a glance: A Peace Treaty creates luxury accessories through partnerships with local artisans all over the globe in evolving collections that can change widely in theme, style and production but are always stunning in their design and execution.
Who’s behind the brand? Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew combine their backgrounds in fashion, design, economics, philanthropy and human rights with their exceptionally good taste, and produce stunning accessories collections around the world, with bases in 9 countries to date.
What do they do? Farah and Dana travel the world, each season going to a new destination, searching out local artisans working with traditional crafts to create their collections. They bring a modern aesthetic to traditional techniques and skills and bring jobs and stability to the communities they work with, while bringing their art and craftsmanship to the rest of the world.
What materials do they use? They use high quality silk, wool, cotton and cashmere for their scarves and caftans, and their jewelry is made of precious metals (silver, gold, rose gold) and stones (turquoise, lapis, agate).
Where are they based? So far A Peace Treaty has worked with artisan partners in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and the US, an impressive list indeed, and one that keeps growing with every season. The company headquarters are in New York City.
Editors’ favorites from the line? Their goods change pretty dramatically from collection to collection (so if you see something you like now, snap it up because it probably won’t be back in stock again), but at the time of this writing, we are over the moon for the oversized striped cashmere blanket scarf in emerald green and a pair of stunning long drop earrings in rose gold with lapis insets.
Where can I get the goods? You can shop their own website, but A Peace Treaty merchandise is also carried at a number of large online multi-brand stores including Ethica, Shopbop, Lust Covet Desire, Red Ribbon, Rtister, and Lilogi.