These waistcoats are perfectly designed to cope with Afghanistan’s brutally cold winters, and fierce summers, and are traditionally worn by Afghan men throughout the year. We’ve updated the traditional waistcoat by pairing soft wool with a contemporary lining, perfect for wearing casually during the day, or for smarter evening wear. They are cut to fit all sizes, large and small.
These waistcoats are a collaboration between ISHKAR and a Kabul based textiles company that specialises in high-quality tailoring using the finest fabrics from Afghanistan and Central Asia. In their atelier they employ a group of female and male artisans who work as tailors, seamstresses, embroiderers, and weavers.
Zarif Design is a Kabul based atelier who specialise in high-quality tailoring of fine fabrics from Afghanistan and Central Asia. Today Zarif employs 52 Afghan artisans, 16 men and 36 women, working as tailors, seamstresses, embroiderers and weavers.