A Peace Treaty was founded in 2008 as a personal pact between Farah Mailk, a Pakistani Muslim and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew, on the belief that things made by human hands, imbued with the story of their maker, are the most beautiful and luxurious in the world. A Peace Treaty knew that products made in this way deserved a place in high fashion, and that like us, there were people who wanted more from what they bought. A Peace Treaty is the trademark of the luxe adventuress, they venture to fascinating countries seeking out the most beautiful handmade techniques and their makers. They know exactly where to find the world’s most talented textile and jewelry masters, from the highest peaks of the Andes to Himalayan valleys to the deserts of South Asia. They have worked with artisan workshops across ten countries.
Each season, A PEACE TREATY works with artisans to create collections that redefine and modernize ancient handmade textile and metalsmithing techniques. Working with master craftspeople in nine countries (Pakistan, India, Nepal, Turkey, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and The United States), the line injects life and trade back into local economies and creates viable income-generation opportunities for artisans, using ancient methods such as embroidery, weaving, woodblock printing, knitting, and mud printing, helping to elevate their products to the level of high design.