Kausar which means "abundance" founded her eponymous handbag and accessories brand in 2015 which pays homage to female empowerment and the belief that all women should live their lives abundantly.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom but grew up in a Kashmiri Pakistani family, Kausar was inspired by the intricate designs found in Kashmiri embroidery and wooden carvings. Coupled with her love for sacred geometry and art deco, and having travelled from an early age, Kausar has been exposed to rich cultural backgrounds which gave her an insight into international design, sustainability, history, and philanthropy.
Kausar is a luxury brand which celebrates women through exclusively handcrafted octagonal handbags. A fusion of Kashmiri paisley embroidery and unique geometric shapes which run through each collection representing infinity, renewal and balance.
Tucked inside each bag are positive quotes and inspiring printed imagery of pioneering women who have achieved great things from Maria Teresa de Filippis the first woman to race in Formula One in 1958 to members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service inspecting dive bomber equipment in world war two 1943.
Conscious Chic with a British Touch
Our Philosophy -‘With self belief anything is possible’ - all products are designed to reinforce confidence, the willingness to go after the impossible, and the belief that it can be achieved.
Our Experience - As we move into a world that is more global, where the climate and treatment of animals is ever more concerning the aim is to be sustainable by using as many bi-products as possible. The Italian leather used is a bi-product of meat. For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a luxury brand, giving back is of the utmost importance, allowing customers to leave a legacy with every purchase. Therefore Kausar has partnered with the first coding school for girls, Code to Inspire (CTI) established in the western city of Herat in Afghanistan. It is a two-year after-school program that has given more than 150 young female tech entrepreneurs skills and confidence to code, build apps, and generate work opportunities for themselves in turn rebuilding Afghanistan. CTI has been recognized by Google (Google Rise Awards), United Nations (Named Girl Hero Award), Marie Claire (Young Women’s Honors), and UC Berkeley (CITRIS Athena Awards for Women in Technology).
Our Niche - Every handbag is lined with powerful historical printed images and inspirational quotes telling the stories of a bygone era of courageous women reinforcing this pioneering spirit.