Fashion ComPassion is a premium ethical fashion house that represents socially responsible luxury brands in the UK. Their Mission is to give a global platform to brands and products made by skilled and creative women artisans from Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and India and give them an opportunity to directly contribute to the rehabilitation of these communities.
Fashion ComPassion had its first exclusive launch at Ensemble Karachi on Thursday, 11th October 2012, showcasing three Middle-East brands – Nawa, Palestyle and Sougha.
Nawa was launched in 2011 and the name comes from the Arabic word for seed. The brand works with women in the under privileged area of Haret El Naameh in Lebanon and in the Palestinian refugee camps. Nawa Clutches have a minimalistic look, geometric shape with a retro vintage feel and is made with a mixture of Nappa leather and textured water snake leather in vibrant colours.
Palestyle works with Palestinian refugee women in camps in Jordan and Lebanon. These clutches are hand-crafted using genuine Italian leathers and gold plated plaques studded with Swarovski crystals.
Sougha is a social enterprise initiative launched by The Khalifa Fund in Abu Dhabi to empower Emirati women artisans by job creation and skill training. These exquisite clutches have been created from biodegradable local leathers and embellished with ancient Talli, Badla, Shiara and Sadou weaves. Fashion ComPassion is Sougha’s first international partner selling these products exclusively in the UK and Pakistan.
To know more about Fashion Compassion and it’s Founder and Director, Ayesha Mustufa, click here.
— Photos by Mahjabeen Mankani/Dawn.com
Beige clutch from the Nawa collection made with a mixture of Nappa leather and textured water snake leather.
A vibrant red clutch from the Nawa collection.
Visitors at the Fashion ComPassion Launch viewing Nawa clutches.
Full range of Nawa clutches on display at the Fashion Compassion Launch.
Glamorous white clutch from the Palestyle collection. These exquisite clutches come personalized with messages like Secret of Your Beauty, Magic of Your Eyes, So Adorable, Like An Angel and Charming as the Moon in gold plated calligraphy to inspire women.
More colours from the Palestyle range.
A visitor at the Fashion ComPassion Launch poses with a bag from the Palestyle collection.
Glamorous Palestyle bags on display at the Fashion ComPassion Launch.
A visitor at the launch examines a bag from the Palestyle collection.
Sougha clutches on display at the Fashion Compassion Launch.
Sougha Shiara handmade clutch is inspired from the traditional Emirati Shiara, which was used to tell the story of the tribe inside the tent.
Sougha Badla clutch is a handmade design inspired from the Emirati Badla, which traditionally was made and sewn onto women's clothes.
Sougha Moon clutch is another handmade design inspired from the Emirati talli, which traditionally was made and sewn onto women’s dresses, to decorate sleeves and necklines.
Ayesha Mustufa, Founder and Director of Fashion ComPassion, speaking to DawnNews.
Exquisite window display with Nawa, Palestyle and Sougha bags, at the Fashion ComPassion Launch at Ensemble, Karachi.
Pictures showing international celebrities wearing the collection. Numerous celebrities like Livia Firth, Lily Cole, Eva Longoria and Anna Hathaway have also worn pieces from various collections.
Ayesha Mustufa, Founder and Director of Fashion ComPassion, with Owner and C.E.O of Catwalk Productions, Frieha Altaf.
Ayesha Mustufa with her parents at the Fashion ComPassion Launch at Ensemble Karachi.