Winter Season at Shirdak Part One

The new Winter Collection and the Anneke Copier Fashion show at Shirdak

Time flies when you’re busy.

Every year in September I am excited to start the new season. The Autumn and Winter season is our best time to surprise the clients with warm and cosy felt slippers, nice scarves, comfortable cushions and rugs.

I am always pleased to open the boxes when the new made products arrive. The smell of sheep wool gives me a chance to fly back to the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. But at the same time I am happy to be in my warm heated shop instead of walking around in the high snowed winter mountains of Central Asia.

This year was a special year for Kyrgyzstan. The only republic of Central Asia with a parliamentary democracy had its 20th birthday .

To celebrate this occasion, we still have a small exhibition in our shop with old and new Kyrgyz felt rugs, until the end of December. We pitched up our furnished yurt in one corner of the store to create a Kyrgyz atmosphere.

Shirdak invited one of our best Dutch felt artists, Anneke Copier to design a collection of fashion inspired by the nomad culture of Kyrgyzstan. We have had a fashion show of this collection in October and the collection is for sale in our shop now, a few items can be found in our web shop.

Part of our winter season is the Christmas collection. Next week we have updated our web shop with new Christmas decorations, all fair trade.

See you next week!