Women's Forum Global Meeting 2022

Presentation of "Zarif Design" fashion designs by Zolaykha Sherzad on the theme of "Cultural resilience - Building peace through Creativity"

Nov 30, 2022 | 3:05 PM - 3:45 PM

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Zarif Design fashion house, created in Kabul by Zolaykha Sherzad in 2005, contributes to bringing endangered crafts back to life. “Zarif” in Dari and Persian means “delicate”, “painstaking”,“precise”, “fine”. Zarif Design produces contemporary clothes for women and men inspired by a plurisecular textile history. Zolaykha Sherzad chose to work artisanally in close association with all the craftspeople involved in textile production. She actively supports the work of women whom conflicts and crises have prompted to leave everything behind and migrate to the capital, thereby providing them with financial independence, and training in the various textile crafts. Zarif Design is focused on using design and fashion as a means of promoting peace, economic empowerment and cultural renewal in Afghanistan, training weavers, tailors and embroiderers, with women as the majority of their workforce.

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