The Pakistani luxury ethical brand Çaplait is redefining the traditional Peshawari chappal shoe. The founder and British-born Pakistani Usman Manzoor gives the right cultural appreciation by creating an authentic collection for women handmade in Pakistan. We absolutely fangirl over these versatile, flat, and super comfy, sandals. Read on to learn more about Çaplait’s Peshawari chappal women’s collection handmade in Pakistan.
Cultural Appreciation Instead Of Cultural Appropriation
Introducing The 3 Different Styles
Dedicated to bridging traditional craftsmanship with contemporary design, we introduce the 3 different styles from Çaplait’s current core collection: the Hara, the Jisti, and the Swati. Shop them online on caplaitshoes.com or in one of the world’s largest luxury department stores Printemps Haussmann in Paris among others.
The Hara model is named after the Hazara region in Pakistan and combines tradition with contemporary minimalism. The simple, plain & unadorned straps match any outfit. All of them go super well with ⅞ vintage jeans. Made with high-quality leather suede, you can choose between three colors: deep navy, rich camel and cool grey.
The Jisti model takes its name from a traditional Pakistani embroidery technique. The skillfully stitched, floral motifs give any outfit a beautiful feminine touch. They look particularly cute with simple dresses. Made with canvas cotton straps and premium leather soles and linings they come in three color combinations. White with navy or pink stitching or black with gold stitching.
The Swati model features the most elaborate embroidery which is famous for the detailed geometric patterns originating from a historical tribe. These sandals are a true art piece. We would wear them with a simple, monochrome outfit. Like the other models, this one is also available in three color combinations: black and gold, gold, or grey.D
Where does the Peshawari Chappal shoe originate from?
Peshawari Chappal is originally a traditional Pakistani sandal for men. “Peshawar” is the name of the city where the craftsmanship
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Text: Mia Windisch-Graetz, Direction & Copy Edit: Antonia Böhlke, Photos: PR
Mia is a Paris-based freelance writer from Vienna. When she was a little girl, she dreamed of living in the Amazon jungle, where she would protect the rain forest and animal life. Now living in the city jungle of the French capital (things sometimes turn out differently than expected), she found her calling in raising awareness about pretty much everything sustainable, vegan, organic and ethical. The trained copywriter received her MA in Global Communications in Fashion at the American University of Paris. miawindischgraetz.com