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Vogue UK

Ala Mairi’s luxury scarves are featured in the April 2016 UK Vogue’s Style Wars.

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E F Magazine

Founder and designer Fatima Mahmood drew on her Scottish and Pakistani ancestry to conceptualize her first collection, a beautiful line of delicate pieces made up of pale greys with punches of burnt orange and embroidered silk.

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The Scotsman

THE rewards of saving dying skills and treating artisans with care on two continents are clear in the cosmopolitan elegance of Ala Mairi.

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Scotland On Sunday

The Scottish influence can be seen in the Fair Isle motifs, Shetland lace, tweed and handloom weaving, while the Pakistani element is there in the hand-dyed raw silk and intricate embroidery. Mahmood supplies the cutting edge fashion sense.

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Edinburgh Evening News

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Elux Magazine

Ala Mari is simply a luxury ethical fashion brand that uniquely fuses the cultures of Scotland and Pakistan in its garment designs, mainly by producing stunning colours.

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Positive Luxury

Fatima Mahmood combines the traditional silk crafts from her cultural home, with the near extinct art of Scottish hand loom weaving to match high fashion with ethical living.

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Not Just A Tartan

This new luxury ethical clothing and accessories brand is the brainchild of Fatima Mahmood, and operates out of the city of Edinburgh.

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Ecolux London

Ala Mairi’s designs combine hand-woven fabrics created by traditional artisans in Scotland with hand embroidered 100% silks by women in Pakistan, providing them with a dignified and sustainable livelihood.

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Business Boom Collective

We take a look at the debut collection, which fuses aspects of both Scottish and Islamic culture to great effect, whilst hearing from Fatima on her inspirations, creative journey and future plans.

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BBC

Shereen Nanjiani interviews Fatima Mahmood about ALA MAIRI and her future visions for the luxury fashion social enterprise.

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Herald Scotland

Edinburgh-based founder Fatima Mahmood believes the venture can carve a niche in the fashion world and is delighted with how the first collection has turned out.