Parisa Shahsavar, born in Shiraz (Iran) in 1993, achieved a master's degree in Graphic Design in Shiraz university. She started making bags with natural leather as her profession in 2011. She launched her brand "Tirsheh" in 2019, and its very first collection was exposed throughout an individual exhibition held in the same year.
Tirsheh's intention is to maintain the original Persian art coordinated to the sustainable fashion by fusing old handmade Persian carpets with leather in timeless designed, one of a kind bags and accessories. Each piece of Tirsheh is unique and carries stories of love, colors and passions, which thanks to Parisa will continue to live, to be heard and touched.
Mehroo Kohandel Nejad, born in Shiraz in 1964, after several years of experience within different artistic fields such as painting and fashion design, decided to turn up her experiences into a clothing brand. Therefore the brand "Zan" has emerged from Mehroo's experience, aiming to realize her creativity and artistic ideas into unique wearable pieces.
Zan has been constantly trying to innovate and improve the creativity in its designs, integrating the traditional Iranian art of Qhalamkari(block-printing technique) exquisitely into apparels, Zan found a way to integrate this cultural heritage into the modern life.
Behnaz Rajaeieh, launched her brand "Behira" in 2015. Her intention since the beginning was to re-propose the well-known traditional art of her city Isfahan, Ghalamkari ( block printing) in a modern and unique way with the creation of artfully and delicately made textiles.
Getting inspired by Persian art and mythology, Behnaz designs unique patterns which are destined to be carved in a proper piece of wood. This wooden seal (Block) is used to hand print the colorful patterns on the textile. Thus, the textile used in Behira's collection are unique and exclusive.
Behira is engaged with the creating of sustainable trends; each piece is made slowly and delicately, using wherever possible natural dyeing and providing timeless designs and excellent quality. Furthermore with the combination of the traditional technique with contemporary taste in order to create artful wardrobe, Behira contributes to the local development and craftsmanship.
Anooshe Rahnama Moghaddam, born in Shiraz (Iran), is graduated in Graphics Design. She launched her brand, "Anooshe" a few years ago, which consists in the design and creation of handmade cushion's covers, inspired by the local arts and indigenous crafts.
Anooshe is passionated about presenting Iranian Art to a worldwide audience. Her collections of cushions are a combination of modern design and local art.
Anooshe is always looking for authentic and unique vintage accessories, to incorporate into her designs and realize exclusive cushions where the local art is employed in new ways to fit modern home decorations taste.
Incorporating traditional arts and details made by community of women from different villages, Anooshe contributes significantly to the local development and the empowerment of indigenous knowledge and crafts.
Samin Haddadi is graduated in Fashion Design; her artistic career has flourished when she discovered her immense passion for jewelry design and craft. Samin launched her brand of handmade jewelry THAM. This brand's collections include silver and brass made earrings, necklaces, and bracelets which are inspired by Perisan, Baluchi & Turkemen rugs and kilims. Samin designs and hand-makes these jewelries creating collections inspired by motifs from rugs and architectures motifs and elements in different cultures. Tham has the purpose to make cultural heritages survive through the design of unique and delicate jewelleries.
Mina Madanian, born in 1992 in Isfahan (Iran) and graduated from the Art University of her city is the founder of Ashen. Since 2012 she became familiar with the art of hand-stitching leather. Afterwards she continued her carrier with designing and crafting leather bags and accessories, and participating in different art and craft exhibitions.
Mina launched her illustration brand Ashen in 2017. Her purpose has been the creation of leather accessories with unique design and excellent quality. Ashen aims to turn creative and joyful illustrations into various practical leather accessories. Through the creation of one of a kind bags and accessories in cheerful colors and designs , Mina and her team want to transmit positive vibes, happiness and joy of the life to you.
Sare Naseri Fard, born in 1984 in Ahvaz (Iran) has been creating cute handmade dolls and stuffed animal toys, now for almost six years. Before starting this journey, Sareh has acquired different skills in various artistic fields. Despite her interest for arts and crafts she did not feel herself fulfilled in any of these. Suddenly one day a little doll hanged in a store attracted her attention. Sareh became curious of this and she did some researches, finding more about the techniques and methods, and watching different video tutorials and after several trial and errors, she started to make her very first dolls made of felt. After a year Sareh could buy a sewing machine, she launched her brand " Sargol" which consists in producing stuffed dolls and cute animals and some other textile accessories and bags.
" Each passing day I become more confident about my choice and the fact that this is what I have been looking for and this is what makes me fulfilled. Nothing else could give me such an immense joy that I experience when I make a doll!"
Sare designs and make personally all the dolls: " I make my kids with a lot of love and a happy hearth and I send them happily over to their new houses, hoping they could bring joy and happiness for people."
Saloumeh Pezeshkpour loved to paint since her childhood. During the university years, she had the opportunity to pursue her passion in a rigorous and professional way.
During this time Saloumeh discovered her passion for the art of Textile Design, and this was a turning point for her carrier and professional path. After some years of experience in this field Saloumeh launched her brand " Olga", which consists in the design and creation of hand-printed bags, runners, cushion covers and other textile products.
Every piece in Olga is designed and created by Saloumeh, plants and elements from the nature and soft and delicate colors characterize her artworks.
Saloumeh aims to offer her products to a worldwide audience and she is very glad that art is a way for connecting people from different countries.
Masoumeh Fatollahi, 37 years old, is graduated in Chemistry. Watching some videos on YouTube about the art of braided embroidery, Masoumeh had been inspired and interested to try it herself. Watching some short video tutorials, she learned quickly the skill and after a few trials and errors, she could launch her brand "Bojan" in 2019.
Bojan consists in producing creative home accessories such as table mats, organizers, baskets, and also bags with recyclable materials. Masoumeh creates everything by cotton & hemp. Besides being beautiful, practical, and sustainable, almost all her products are washable in the machine; this together with their high quality make it possible to use them for a long time. Creative and clean design in harmony with soft colors make her products unique and desirable.
Saba Ehterami, born in Isfahan ( Iran) in 1995, is graduated in Fashion Design. She launched her brand " Peyda" in 2020.
"The purpose and mission of this brand had been shaped when I realized that in order to live better, I have to appear in a way that reflects my authenticity. I need to find my truth and express this liberation through clothing. That also explains why our slogan is: The beauty of the world could be found within yourself. "
Simplicity in clothing to create sustainable fashion is Peyda's main objective. Currently Saba Ehterami & Mahsa Sedighi are the two main designers of this brand. In producing each apparel, three criteria are considered crucial to meet for Saba & Mahsa:
- Incorporating details made by local women artisans which keep alive local & indigenous art and
- Using environmental friendly textile
- Simplicity in design
These three criteria are relevant to achieve the most important objective of " Peyda": Creating sustainable and timeless designs and high quality clothing.
" I see the world as genuine and I discover myself in it!"
Tahereh Mokhtarzadeh is graduated in Graphic Design. She has been working for ten years withing this field. For almost five years she worked in specific with textile and fashion design, since then she decided to launch her own brand " Doti".
In recent years her focus has been on designing colorful and joyful tote bags, and collaborating with other women artisans who contribute in sewing process.
Tahereh with her illustrations wants to transmit the beauty and happiness we can find in small things and everyday life. Tahereh with her designs love to celebrate diversity, friendship and love for the others.
Elham Mahdizade, born in 1979, discovered her interest in crocheting since she was 14 years old. As soon as she could buy her first crochet hooks, she started to make different staff for herself, for her family and friends. Finally in 2018 she could acquire this skill professionally, by participating in different courses, " I was buying several books and journals about the subject and I was reading them all with so much love and enthusiasm."
After learning also professional knitting, she started to hold different courses, teaching her skills to other women who were interested to learn. "During COVID time, all the physical courses were cancelled, and even though I was holding online courses, I had enough time to focus on knitting and crocheting different bags, and to promote, and to sell them on Instagram."
"In recent years I focused and specialized myself in creating different bags made of Raffia thread, I create them with love, I enjoy it with all my being!" Raffia is a spices of palm which is cultivated mostly in Madagascar. Some of most interesting features of this material are its resistance, elasticity and lightness.
Elham launched her own brand, choosing the name of her daughter for it : "Melina".
" I will continue knitting Raffia bags so far I can, I love this material, it comes from the nature, its alive and it has many stories to tell.." I put a lot of love and enthusiasm in each bag and I would like to transmit this love to people who are going to use my works. "
"I am Hoda Hosseini, born in 1984, in the land of white gold in northern part of Iran, the region Golestan, the city of Gorgan. My hands are in love with knitting and spinning. This my art does not belong to me, but its what I got as heritage from my ancestors. The most beautiful images I remember from my childhood are my father cotton fields and a little tiny girl who walks between the cotton plants, filling her skirts with lovely cotton flowers."
" I pursued my higher education in Textile and Fashion Design. Later on I tried to teach whatever I learned in this period to young girl students in art, professional and skills schools."
"Orsham", this means silk in our dialect, and the idea was born from my university thesis project in 2014. The topic was about local and indigenous silk spinning in my region. The more I was exploring and discovering about this, the more this art attracted me. This led me to pursue my love to this local art in a journey called "Orsham".
"Orsham is growing and now its a wonderful team of 30 women who are in love with what they do. It is my honor to train and employ women of my land, those who love art, those talented and creative women who independence is their smallest share. "
"Discovering those women living in small villages who got this skill their heritage or those young girls who had chosen to learn this as their main profession and job. Orsham is a team of all these authentic women."
"Purpose of Orsham is to promote local and indigenous art, to produce sustainable and environmental friendly products. Orsham aims to have a share in keeping alive the sustainability of environment ."
"Sencia" means simplicity . At Sencia we offer the beauty, maintaining the simplicity. We are a team of three: Mahshad & Kasra and our friend. Because of our family's jobs as producers of leather, we have been familiar with leather since our childhood.
We believe that writing is one of the greatest gifts of human beings, we decided to combine the pleasure of writing with the scent of straw paper and leather creating unique handcrafted notebooks. We paint the leather, sew the papers, and add some unique vintage accessories. We make these notebooks with love to send them for an endless journey along those who prioritizes the spirit and authenticity"
Setareh Rohani was born In 1998 in Mazandaran province in north part of Iran. She has been graduated in Visual communication. In 2019, following her passion for wood, Setareh gained some experience in creating objects out of wood, she found herself in love with this element and decided to craft expressive, pretty and practical objects such as earrings, bookmarks, hair accessories, candle holders, etc with wood.
Some times she gets inspiration from animations characters and elements, but most of the time she gets inspiration from environment and everyday life to draw pretty illustrations out of her creativity , then after she gets the proper cuts from wood or MDF, she paints them with lively and rich colors.
Setareh loves photography, especially taking pictures of nature is her passion, and of course she loves wood and transmitting the joy of life through her pretty creatures.
Nafiseh Aghajani is an Iranian jewelry and accessory designer. She was born in Tehran, Iran in 1985. In 2015, Nafiseh started designing and manufacturing accessories inspired by traditional Iranian handicrafts. "Iranian craftsmanship is a significant part of the culture, nonetheless it has a crucial role in the economy of many people. Iranian artisans have been trying to create and preserve for centuries."
During these years, Nafiseh has designed modern and functional accessories inspired by old fabrics, hand-woven textiles, and traditional Iranian embroidery. Her collections, including The Ghalamkar Collection ( hand-printed Iranian textile), The Termeh Collection ( hand-woven textile, made of silk and wool) .The Kilim Collection, The Turkmen Collection and The Baloch Collection (inspired by indigenous and local art of these ethnicity), each have a long story and solid background. These unique, limited-edition accessories are created with love by Iranian artists who aim to embody love and friendship while also beautifying your style. "Art is the common language of all nations, and my designs reflect the beauty and history of Iran's rich cultural heritage which we need to preserve".
"We are living in an era where preserving and respecting the nature is a crucial task of all human beings."
Inspired by their artistic talents , and being concerned for the nature Shirin and Farinaz decided to launch their environmental friendly brand Shinofé in 2022.
Shinofé consists in the creation of graceful and practical collections of papier-mâché dishes and home decor.
Besides being sustainable and Eco-friendly, each piece is completely handmade and unique. and it suits perfectly the modern life style. Shinofé offers a wide range of colors and models to meet different tastes and needs. Furthermore, being incredibly lightweight, along waterproof and nonbreakable make these pieces practical for everyday life.