APT, a well-traveled brand.
A PEACE TREATY is the trademark of the luxe adventuress. The two founders hold six passports and have traveled the world over. They personally venture to fascinating countries seeking out the most beautiful handmade techniques and their makers. Each season, APT creates exquisite designs producing textile and jewelry collections. The pieces evoke feelings of global opulence, revealing the brand’s obsession with art and culture. Being fancy nomads, APT adores international luxury and is committed to creating designs and products that celebrate this.
A PEACE TREATY was founded in 2008 as a personal pact between Farah Malik, a Pakistani Muslim, and Dana Arbib, a Libyan Jew. Arbib and Malik met in Rome and discovered that they shared a love of fashion design and a desire to uplift age-old handmade customs, which each of their families had taught them to revere. Farah trained in ancient Roman goldsmithing and Dana studied at Parsons. With their combined international adventures and heritages, the two have cultivated an intuitive knowledge of luxurious global traditions. They know exactly where to find the world’s most talented textile and jewelry masters, from the highest peaks of the Andes to Himalayan valleys to the deserts of South Asia.
Determined to create a place in fashion for these processes, A PEACE TREATY works with artisan workshops across ten countries. APT’s collections of scarves and jewelry modernize the ancient and reflect what they believe is simply the more beautiful way of making things. The brand has created a vast library of prints and designs all made by hand with the utmost care and attention to detail.
A PEACE TREATY sees itself as a preservationist of the world’s finest techniques, and invites others to experience this artistry and history through each APT piece.
A PEACE TREATY has designed exclusive lines for Jonathan Simkhai and Rugby Ralph Lauren, and has adorned an array of celebrities such as Jemima Kirke, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Richie, and Mary Kate Olsen. The founders have received accolades and invitations from the White House and the World Bank, and educational institutions like Parson’s School of Design and Princeton University as well as various media outlets from The New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, and Elle.
APT products can be found worldwide at such retailers as Le Bon Marché in Paris, Fenwick in London, Harvey Nichols in the UAE and Saks Fifth Avenue in the US, as well as through www.apeacetreaty.com.
A PEACE TREATY is currently in the CFDA's Fashion Incubator Program.