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Caravanserai, Gävle/Sweden

Another remarkable experience during my trip to Gävle the other day, was the meeting with the skilled craftsmen and fashion haute couture tailors at the studio and trading house Caravanserai.

One of them has previously worked for Lebanese star designer Zuhair Murad who dressed celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift. Another one worked as a tailor in Damascus in Syria before he came to Sweden. Here they are working not only with their own textile line and restoration of second hand furnitures, but also with prominent clients like Svenskt Tenn and Ida Sjöstedt among other things.

(A caravanserai was a roadside inn where travelers (caravaners) could rest and recover from the day’s trade routes journey.)

This place – filled with ethically sustainable organic textiles in premium quality + A lot of knowledge within production in sewing, masonry, painting and wallpaper. So inspiring, can we have this in Gothenburg please?!

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