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Huma Adnan’s stunning refugee-made jewellery – craft stories with the UNHCR

Kicking off the fashion season, Huma Adnan unveiled a stunning collection, “Craft Stories” on the 4th of March 2019, showcasing the talents of refugee women in Karachi. The collection consists of intricately, hand-crafted necklaces, earrings and bangles.


There’s so much more to #CraftStoriesbyHumaAdnan, aside from the jaw-dropping element of the jewellery. The objective behind this collection was to create awareness of the work and talents of the refugee artisans, hoping that these women are better able to sustain themselves financially, in the near future.

Huma Adnan with her husband Amir

To create this collection, Huma Adnan and her team provided training and imported high-quality materials to selected refugee women residing at refugee camps at Karachi’s Al-Asif Square in order for them to handcraft these unique pieces. From choosing colours, designs, threads, and motifs to deciding on schemes and crafting techniques, Huma’s team would create a prototype for the artisans and after training them to make the first piece would hand over the task to them of completing the rest of the pieces themselves.

We as fashion influencers are blessed to be given a platform and resources that can easily create awareness and provide long-term sustainability solutions for people,” a part of Huma’s philosophy about working with the less privileged.

The collection’s entire showcase was inspired by the bustle and energy of the city’s old Manora Island. The handcrafted accessories by the refugees are an expression of their personal journey. The artisans share their story through the eye-catching statement pieces.

Huma Adnan’s Craft Stories jewellery – high fashion jewellery made by refugees in collaboration with the UNHCR

With each piece being so different from the next, it’s safe to say each one caught our eye. Fusing together bold colours with chunky statement pieces was a stroke-of-genius theme that ran throughout the collection. Models and actresses like Hira Mani, Sara and Noor Khan – to name a few – graced the ramp, wearing stunning statement jewellery and FNKASIA attires. The face of installation, Maha Tahirani, was photographed by Shahbaz Shazi, styled by Tabesh Khoja, with hair and make-up done by Nabila’s Salon.

We at Karachista, simply loved the collection. With each piece being so different with the rest, Craft Stories has already turned out to be a crowd pleaser. What’s more is the initiative behind it all; collaborative with UNHCR. What’s better than being able to buy gorgeous, stylish pieces that’ll help so many women in need? Shopping without guilt – dream come true, ah.


For more details on where to get your hands on this collection and to join the social media buzz: #CraftStoriesByHumaAdnan #humaadnan #withrefugees #unhcrpakistan #craftstories #fnkasiaXunhcr #TalkingPoint @talkingpointpk @humaadnanofficial @humaadnan @unhcrpakistan

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