A group of female seamstresses working together in a woman-owned workshop in Tel Aviv were tapped to make the garments. In 2013, eight years after the idea started circulating at Global Village Square, Two Neighbors formally launched their first fashion collection. There are now almost 50 women working on the project at any given time, including dozens of Palestinian embroiderers, about a dozen Israeli seamstresses, a Palestinian embroidery designer, an Israeli garment designer, and both a Palestinian and an Israeli coordinator. View gallery . Two Neighbors I met Miriam Givon, Two Neighbors Israeli designer, one sunny afternoon in her workshop in a low-rise mixed-use building. The small space was lined with racks of colorful clothes, some from her eponymous collection and some from the Two Neighbors collection. The clothes are actually charming, not just the gift shop cute common to socially beneficial fashion. There are simple trenches with embroidered epaulettes, sophisticated cocktail dresses with embroidered edges, and even long white wedding gowns with massive golden embroidered neck pieces. Theres already plenty of craft embroidery, says Givon. We wanted to create something new together. Fusing simple modern silhouettes with elegant, traditional embroidery, theyve already found a market in Israel, Europe, and the United States.
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