• Waistcoat
  • Waistcoat - ISHKAR
  • Waistcoat
  • Waistcoat - ISHKAR
  • Waistcoat - ISHKAR
  • Waistcoat - ISHKAR
  • Waistcoat - ISHKAR

Waistcoat

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Regular price
£145.00
Sale price
£145.00
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Our versatile soft woollen waistcoats are perfect for all seasons. The waistcoats have a 100% natural wool exterior, and a cotton blend Afghan lining. They are finished with subtle grey shell buttons.

Please expect some slight wool colour variations and that the patterned lining may vary slightly from that in the photo.

Care

Pilling is a natural occurrence in products made using wool fibres in areas that receive friction. However, this should normally stabilise after a few wears, once the loose fibres have made their way to the surface. You can use a wool or cashmere comb to remove the initial excess pilled fibres. 

Dry clean only.

SIZE

Medium: Shoulder -17 inches,  Chest - 42 inches, Length - 27.5 inches 

Large: Shoulder - 18.5 inches,  Chest - 44 inches, Length - 28.5 inches 

Extra Large: Shoulder- 19 inches, Chest - 46 inches, Length 29.5 inches





COLOUR

Please note that the colour of the waistcoat will vary slightly depending on the supply of wool locally available in Kabul at the time of production. Please email contact@ishkar.com for more information.

Shipping

Shipping Terms:

We will aim to dispatch orders within 3-4 working days of purchase date but please be aware that we are a small team and delays can occur.

* For addresses in the UK, estimate shipping time is 1-3 business days via DPD tracked.
* International shipping is available to all destinations via standard international post or DHL. For all addresses outside the UK, estimate shipping time is 5-12 business days.

We offer free shipping for:

UK orders over £200 (excluding rugs and furniture)

International shipping:

You can now take advantage of our Tax-Free Shipping service when shopping online for deliveries outside the UK. Simply add your chosen items to cart and UK VAT will be deducted from the cost of your purchase(s). A flat-rate delivery charge (depending on the delivery address) will be automatically added. Please note that customers outside of the UK may be required to pay import duties/local sales taxes upon delivery in the destination country; these are not included in the price of the goods you purchase and we cannot be responsible for the payment of these fees. Please contact customer@ishkar.com for an estimate of any local taxes and duties payable upon delivery in the destination country or contact your local customs office for further information.

Returns

Returns Policy:

We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 14 days of receipt of delivery. 

* Returned items must be unworn, unwashed and undamaged products purchased directly from ISHKAR.com.
* Proof of purchase is required.
* Sale Items are non-refundable.
* Custom and made-to-order objects are non-refundable unless faulty.
* Photography prints are printed to order and are therefore not refundable.
* For defective, damaged or incorrect items, please notify us within five days of delivery in order to receive a refund/exchange.
* Email us at customer@ishkar.com to organise the return.

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THE STORY

The Design

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. They are cut to fit all sizes, large and small.

The Tradition

Waistcoats are a typical item of Afghan menswear, often worn with a shalwar kameezan outfit that consists of a long tunic and a matching pair of baggy trousers. The waistcoat may change its form depending on where it is made, when it is being worn (daily, festival, etc), and by whom. The Afghan term for this garment, waskat, hints strongly at its English origins, inspired by European waistcoats that initially appeared in India in the 18th century via the British East India Company and similar European trading companies.


The Impact

These waistcoats are the result of a collaboration between ourselves, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Zarif, a Kabul based textiles company. NRC funded the project, and the textiles company provided one year of tailoring training to 20 women displaced by conflict. Through these waistcoats we hope to create long term employment opportunities for the women.

ZARIF

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.

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