Sewing for success

Zardozi is an Afghan NGO specialised in linking chronically poor female home workers (tailors, embroiderers) to local markets through use of female sales agents. Zardozi trains the sales agents and provides them with on-going market research and product design/development support.

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Kandahar Treasure employs women artisans from the Kandahar area in order to develop an economic base for the province and support the advancement of women throughout Afghanistan. They offer home décor items, such as pillows and tablecloths, as well as clothing and accessories embellished with a uniquely Afghan style of embroidery. This style is called Khamak (pronounced kha-mahk) and is one of the oldest and purest forms of embroidery art in the world. For centuries this embroidery has been produced by women who gather in their homes to create pieces of functional beauty. Until recently, it was shared  mostly within Southern Afghanistan. Today Kandahar Treasure is bringing this art-form to the world.

http://www.kandahartreasure.com/

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KABUL, 2009.A young Afghan woman working with embroidery fashion designer Zolaukha Sherzad’s workshop in Kabul.VERONIQUE DE VIGUERIE
KABUL, 2009.
A young Afghan woman working with embroidery fashion designer Zolaukha Sherzad’s workshop in Kabul.

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An Afghan girl dressed in traditional clothing. By Morteza Herati.To see more of Morteza’s photography, visit and like Afghan Street Photography

An Afghan girl dressed in traditional clothing. By Morteza Herati.

To see more of Morteza’s photography, visit and like Afghan Street Photography

Traditional Afghan clothes for women are seen for sale at a shop in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.Photo by Ahmad Massoud.

Traditional Afghan clothes for women are seen for sale at a shop in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.

Photo by Ahmad Massoud.

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