About KÖWLI Shop

Established in 2020, KÖWLI Shop is a platform that serves as a bridge between independent designers and enthusiasts for fashion and wearable art. In the past few years, the Middle East has witnessed a growing wave of young designers who have created unique collections, making powerful statements inspired by the region’s rich, diverse culture. KÖWLI Shop takes a journey from the East to the West to showcase such unique fashion.
The name KÖWLI, taken from Persian, refers to gypsies who are known for their nomadic and colorful lifestyle, fashion and ornaments. KÖWLIs create handmade rugs, clothing and jewelry for their own use. Since each design is created from memory and influenced by the weaver’s personality and circumstances, each item is entirely unique, with a design that has a clear and distinctive voice. 
KÖWLI Shop is inspired by this lifestyle. It seeks to create a dialogue between independent designers and those who appreciate individuality and seek products that tell a story. KÖWLI Shop's mission is to introduce, support and respect these artists’ designs through this online platform. 

" KÖWLI brand is dedicated to curating timeless wearable arts with a unique story to tell."


About the Founder

KÖWLI Shop is a woman founded and led business. It was founded by Arezou Ossareh, an Iranian- Canadian, based in Toronto. She moved to Toronto after completing her high school in Iran and started her new chapter studying engineering at the University of Toronto. In 2015 she finished her graduate studies and pursued her career in pharmaceuticals, where she continues to work full-time. 

Arezou has always been fueled by her passion for travelling and fashion.  While travelling to different destinations, she has always been keen to familiarize herself with the culture and traditions and collect locally designed items that truly and authentically represent their origins. She has particularly been interested in the ancient Middle Eastern art, integrated with elements of modern life.  

Today, her love for fashion, art, culture and collaboration has brought together what was once a vision into reality. Arezou’s journey has brought many independent talents & designers that create wearable art and lifestyle pieces to North America to connect them with those who are seeking products that tell a story. Every piece is made to last beyond the season, with a focus on craftmanship & uniqueness. Arezou’s mission is to introduce, support and respect these artists’ designs through KÖWLI Shop.


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