A Peace Treaty relieves woven-scarf fatigue by offering a meaningful update.

Friends Farah Malik and Dana Arbib created A Peace Treaty using the juxtaposition of their differing backgrounds (Malik is a Pakistani Muslim and Arbib a Libyan Jew) and their shared interest in high fashion and ancient craftsmanship. By employing artisans from areas of socio-political strife to create colorful unisex scarves, A Peace Treaty aims to promote local crafts from demonized regions of the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe while creating a desirable product for the fashion set. A favorite is the Sohn stole in a red, teal, and white plaid that will complement those stark white sneakers from last summer if you managed to keep them clean.

The traditional scarves from the Punjab Province of Southern Asia inspire the 2008 collections, and future collections will have a changing regional focus to help preserve various craft traditions. The hand-loomed cotton scarves are currently available in four styles ranging from $78-$98. Available online at www.apeacetreaty.com

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