Why Indie Label A Peace Treaty Is Our New Go-To Source For Scarves



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Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi, co-founders of Zady

As the duo in charge of Zady, an e-tailer highlighting high quality, sustainably made products, co-founders Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi have pretty lofty standards for the labels on their site. Those that make the final cut are designers not only dedicated to top-notch craftmanship, but who also have an eye for classic style. Because the Zady ladies' impeccable taste hasn't let us down yet, we've asked the pair to guest blog about the best brands on their radar right now. Watch this space for their weekly column, and read on for today's pick!

Both indoors and outside, we're constantly swaddled in our favorite scarves during the cold weather months. Because it's such critical a piece in our wardrobes, we have particularly exacting standards—only cozy, timeless and fabulously stylish will do (No mid-winter fashion blahs for us!). Finding the perfect style is tougher than you'd think.

Fortunatly, on our quest for the holy grail of scarves, we were very lucky to come across Dana Arbib and Farah Malik's label, A Peace Treaty. Using their combined experience in humanitarian work (Dana) and design (Farah), the brand's co-founders collaborate with craftspeople from remote regions of the globe that still produce pieces using traditional techniques. Once the duo identifies the artisans, they work with them closely to create the most amazing hand woven wraps.

For its current collection, A Peace Treaty has partnered with craftswomen/men in Nepal to produce a collection, surprisingly, of designs inspired by the American Southwest. Along with a striking color palette of reds and blues, the pieces are covered with stripes, folk symbols and ceremonial patterns, and made from the finest cashmere. Our favorite part, though? All the compliments we get from wearing one.

Click through the slideshow above to shop pieces from A Peace Treaty's fall line on Zady.com now.

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