The Name

~What you seek is seeking you ~ MAWLANA Rumi

Named after the renowned Sufi poet MAWLANA Rumi, we specialize in designing artisanal rarities that holds the spirit of love, tenderness and soulfulness. Using authentic designs and original takes on scarves, shoes and other select accessories.

MAWLANA started as a small boutique shop in the ancient streets of Aleppo ,Syria. Yet dreaming big doesn't stop there, MAWLANA expanded to Istanbul, then Rome, making sure to deliver a soulful product to the region. And now the journey starts in Vancouver, Canada.

MAWLANA Cashmere & Silk Canada is a refugee led business that thrives to showcase & support the amazing work and resilience of refugees across the world and mainly in the middle east.

Our store is located at the renowned Granville Island, 1670 Duranleau St, Vancouver. Operating Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM till 7:00 PM, starting March-2020.

Make sure to pass by and share your story with us.


The Journey

MAWLANA Cashmere & Silk started as a small boutique shop in the ancient streets of Aleppo ,Syria. Yet dreaming big didn't stop there, MAWLANA expanded to Istanbul, then Rome, making sure to deliver a soulful product to the region.
And now the journey started in Vancouver, Canada. We worked day and night to find the perfect location that reflects who we are and what we love, and luckily Granville Island provided all of that.
In Feb-2020 we started decorating the store, where we made sure to make everything ourselves. As we believe that everything holds a certain energy, we made sure to pour all the love we can muster into our little haven of peace.
We decided to slowly open our doors and launched our soft opening in March-2020, just like a flower unfolding with the warmth of Spring. We loved talking with everyone visiting our store and experiencing the energy of our space, it was truly a humbling experience.
Unfortunately the pandemic hit Mid-March 2020, we did not think twice about keeping the store open, we did not loose hope. We temporarily closed our store and started working daily on our online store.
After we finally took more than 3400 photos and wrote all the descriptions, we launched our E-store with a curbside pick-up capability.
We are currently open for the public with social distancing measures in place and regular cleaning of high traffic areas. Textiles & garments are steamed after every try out.

“Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.” ~ MAWLANA Rumi ~

 


The Story Tellers

Our love for authentic patterns and traditional methods, stems from our passion for painting and music. We are painters, musicians, dancers and story tellers.

That drove us to fall in love with handcrafted fashion accessories. We will ensure that our products are of the upmost quality, with the best combination of colors, where we excel in transforming colors into painting, notes into lullabies and encounters into stories.