We go behind the scenes at Arabian Nites, shedding light on our ethical manufacturing process to show you exactly who made your clothes.
Our arrival represented a new era for modest fashion - where each piece was designed as a keepsake, a garment to instantly elevate a woman every time it is worn. We wanted our designs to represent a journey, a transformation - priceless feelings that cannot be discarded.
But we knew that the innovation couldn’t stop at our designs. With a mission to inspire empowerment, grace and confidence in women, we couldn’t accept that we had to dress women to achieve their dreams... while depriving the women and families who create our pieces.
Making a statement
In a culture of fast-fashion and throwaway clothes, we are distinguished by our refusal to compromise our values of justice and empowerment for women.
Hope in achieving change for women; by igniting the confidence within and helping them channel the power of expression through fashion.
Hope in empowering the women and men who create our garments, by giving them confidence through harnessing their skills and the means to provide for their families.
The reality of fast-fashion
Although the ethics of fashion are increasingly being called into question, it can be said that even now, little is known about the long journey our clothes make before they reach store shelves.
To keep holding the industry accountable, in April every year, thousands take to social media as part of Fashion Revolution Week to ask their favourite brands #WhoMadeMyClothes to ensure a tragedy like the Rana Plaza incident never happens again. .
How we make each piece at Arabian Nites
Each worker we entrust to create our pieces become a part of the story of that piece, and each piece goes on to becomes a part of the wearer’s story.
Each Arabian Nites piece is designed in the London studio of our founder Yasmin.
Our collections are crafted for the woman who strives for effortless style over looking trendy; the woman with little time to spare who needs something practical and beautiful to tell her story, while serving her long after current trends have faded away... for years, if not decades.
Each piece starts with a sketch; and is then developed from a toile into a final garment. From this stage, a single garment can take up to 6 months to create as much consideration is put into choice of fabric, the choice of embellishment, the construction of the piece and any other finishing elements.
All our fabrics are of the highest quality and chosen for their durability and longevity. All our garments are created using only the most exquisite fabrics and cuts that maximise the amount of material in each garment; however, we only buy the quantity we need to ensure there’s little to no waste. Where possible, any extra fabric left over from the production process is used to make clothes for our workers and their families.
All fabrics are hand-dyed from scratch, meaning that none of our designs and prints are mass-produced or available outside our collections.
Our creation process
Every bead, panel and embellishment is crafted by skilled artisans who specialise in particular fields across textiles and fashion. We have built close relationships with our team and have ensured our products are made within a factory that has legal working hours and wages, with good health and safety regulations and strict policies against the use of child labour.
At Arabian Nites, we are proud to support the fair and ethical production of all our clothing - and to be fully transparent about exactly who made our clothes and how.
To see our latest collection of ethically made modest-fashion staples, click here.