Farah Malik and Dana Arbib founded A PEACE TREATY in 2008, their mission from the start to create ethically produced, artisan-crafted accessories and apparel for an international clientele. Malik, a Pakistani Muslim, and Arbib, a Libyan Jew, share a love of fashion, along with a desire to increase awareness of disappearing crafting traditions. Bringing together Arbib’s background in graphic, textile and product design with Malik’s training in ancient Roman gold-smithing, A Peace Treaty has helped resuscitate family-run crafts businesses that were on the verge of extinction. They have also succeeded in offering boutique quality pieces from war-torn regions better known for negative coverage in the press than high fashion.
A final component of A Peace Treaty’s mission is the empowerment of women, as the founding partners have made sure to hire disabled, widowed, or marginalized women. We’re pleased to report that A Peace Treaty has more than fulfilled its ambitious agenda, and we could not be happier to welcome their brand to the Master & Muse collection.