Rubahb Hallani on Jan 7, 2015
Friendly service and Quality material.
millyandlyssa on May 7, 2014
Thank you very much everything well made lovely design and colour and fabric. Shipping was super fast and well packaged too. I will buy again from this charming seller. thank you
Jeannie on Nov 13, 2013
My daughter LOVES this painting & wanted a second for her bedroom. Always have been very happy with all my purchases from Fatimah's shop. Shukran!
A Journey to find Solutions
Assalam o Alaikum
my name is Fatimah and i was born and brought up in Pakistan. i come from an educated and open minded family where logic and reason are of importance. i was also brought up to believe in Islam with my logic and reason and no coercion. therefore my understanding of religion is, so to speak, not influenced by culture or prejudices of any kind. i have always tried to understand the various aspects of islam through logical means.
therefore to me a religion is something that should be beneficial to all cultures, ethnicities, races etc. it should be user friendly and a complete way of life. a way in which we can grow spiritually, physically, intellectually, morally, ethically etc
Around 10 years ago i got married to a practicing muslim, open minded man who had just finished college from California Fullerton University. A very good man at heart and full of solutions and passion to change the world.
He suggested that a muslim woman's clothing should allow her to be active, comfortable and beautiful all at the same time respecting the boundaries of modesty as suggested by the Islamic Sharia Law. One can say that casual american clothing allows mobility for women, but mostly ignores the ideas of modesty as i know it. I wanted to create clothing that was an amalgamation of all these traits. Most of the fashion clothing available on muslim websites don't respect all the aspects of modesty. For example they don't consider it vital that the silhouette of the body shouldn't be obvious or fabric shouldn't be clingy. they also don't specifically care for the coverage of the chest, which to my understanding is vital for hijab. clothes need to be loose! period.
Some of the the good quality muslim clothing available is too expensive. Other cheaper ones provide low quality garments.
I feel that since my garments are made to the specific needs of a person, my prices are very reasonable for a custom made garment, as my cost per piece is very high.Therefore, 6 years ago when my sister moved to Australia, all she wanted was chic modest clothing. she loved to be an Australian Muslim and she wanted to look as much of an Australian as much a muslim...but no one was catering to that..at all!
My understanding of religion told me to apply the formula of modesty to an equation which supported comfort, beauty and mobility as well as Assimilation into any western Culture. It didn't mean that we will lose our identity and fall into the traps of the west threatening our culture, but that together we could evolve for the betterment of human kind.we can take the best of both and create solutions...
These are my personal inspirations and thoughts that go into the designing of each garment..furthermore, i recently finished a beginners' course in fashion designing from a prestigious Art School of Pakistan called " Indus Valley school of Arts and Architecture". here i was given an assignment to write about a fashion designer that inspires you... and i wrote my essay on "Ralph Lauren"
I came to realize that just the way Ralph Lauren gave Casual Clothing a class of its own, i wanted to create clothing for muslim women who could look like they are going for groceries...wearing awesome casual clothes..so yes i am a huge fan of and truly inspired by Ralph Lauren Designs.
The other thing that truly makes my work absolutely different is that i only deal with customized orders. My aim is to benefit people with a clothing store that caters to their individual requirements. they shouldn't need to run through the malls of the entire world and still come home disappointed for following their faith and the tenets of modesty. My self and many many other muslim women find it frustrating to find beautiful and elegant clothing, that fits into western culture and yet stays comfortable and modest. my sister told me" i need to cover my arms and my hips, but for that either i find a short length shirt with long sleeves or a sleeveless/ shortsleeve shirt with long length shirt. i'm tired of layering myself in hot weathers and i still end up looking like I'm wearing a million clothes..."
this is the story of many muslims i know and i want to ease their lives by doing my part.i want them to wear minimum number of garments with maximum beauty and modesty!
So guess what.majority of my customers are new converts to Islam along with a lot of non-muslims looking for modest clothing. New muslims don't have to leave their culture and jeans just because they have a change of heart and faith. Islam teaches us to respect every one. it teaches us mercy, compassion and reasoning.I believe each one of my garments have these deep and strong inspirations, thoughts and ideas behind them.
One of my most popular items is the salat outfit. this out fit takes seconds to put on and makes sure all the requirements for coverage in salat are met. e.g., hair, chin, arms till wrist and legs till ankles and that the figure of the body shouldn't show .
Owner, Designer, Solution Finder
I am mother of 2 beautiful Daughters who inspired me into doing this work. i wanted to inculcate the love of modesty in them and started creating appealing clothes...ths the journey began :)
Master Tailor Asif
Asif started working as a tailor with no formal education.He went from house to house in the suburbs for customs orders.Today he helps many others like him in his own shop full of craftsmen and apprentices
i send pictures of fabric samples to choose from.
you choose the design and send me your measurements. Absolutely customized solutions can be created IA. anything is possible
However i reserve the right to cancel an order if I am uncomfortable with the concept of the order placed...i can explain if you would like to know what i mean by that...just convo me!!
Accepted payment methods
- Money Order
- Other Method
An order will not be executed unless the payment has been received.
2. Please allow 10-15 days for delivery.
3.I do not pay for Return shipping
Refunds and Exchanges
In case you are entitled to a refund or an exchange of some sort due to damaged
or inappropriate garment please claim it within a week of you receiving the garments.
After this week i will not entertain any refund or exchange of any sort.
in case there is no correspondence from the customer via etsy and email, regarding size, measurements or
address details, i will not be liable to refund any amount at all and will not be shipping an article for which the details were not provided as asked.
the customer can contact me within two months of purchase. after this time i will not be making the article or shipping it. i will not refund either
Additional policies and FAQs
2. Please allow two to three weeks for the completion of your order as every thing is custom made.
3. you will be provided with a tracking number and the website once your package has been shipped.
4. I am always here to listen to your complains and feedback!
5. if you like the stuff please pass the word around! :)