City Guide: Almeria, Spain

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

"I want to encourage you to visit this unique and beautiful city and province that I now call my second home. Now is an especially good time since the millennium anniversary of the Nasrid dynasty in Al-Andalus was celebrated last year in Granada, Córdoba, Almeria, Jaén and Málaga. With my insider tips you can have ...

Bamboo Rayon: 10 Reasons why you Need it Now

Thursday, June 19, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Bamboo Rayon is being touted as the next big thing in sustainable textiles, but what is it really? And why is it one of our favorite fabrics at SHUKR? Rayon is a semi-synthetic fabric, which means it is made with natural, but chemically processed, polymers. What makes bamboo Rayon so special is the cellulose used to ...

Meet Artist Hanna Whiteman

 Guest Artist and design collaborator Hanna Whiteman answers a few questions about her inspiration, artwork, and latest pieces for Shukr.   What is your background (Artistically and personally)? I was born in Buckinghamshire in 1984 to an Anglo-American Sufi couple recently converted to Islam. My parents are both great artists and living in such an artistically rich surrounding ...

Colour Coding

Ever wondered how best to match colours? It's a question that often pops into our heads all to often when getting ready in the morning.  Should red and green really never be seen? Does that contrast look fashion forward or just plain wrong? Not to worry, SHUKR is here to save the day and advice ...

Review: Anjum Top

Assalamu alaikum everyone! Today we have a special review for you on one of SHUKR's latest new arrivals: The Anjum Top. just say that when I saw this piece coming in I just knew I had to have it, it's beautiful embroidery, feminine pleats and featuring that oh-so-sweet neck tie was too much to resist. And I ...