TO THE CITIZENS OF EVERYWHERE AND NOWHERE
“I note the obvious differences in the human family. Some of us are serious, some thrive on comedy.
The variety of our skin tones can confuse, bemuse, delight, brown and pink and beige and purple, tan and blue and white.
I’ve sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land, I’ve seen the wonders of the world not yet one common man.
I know ten thousand women called Jane and Mary Jane, but I’ve not seen any two who really were the same.
Mirror twins are different although their features jibe, and lovers think quite different thoughts while lying side by side.
I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends than we are unalike.”
Poem by Maya Angelou
ABAKIKS: embracing cultural awareness
Culture is the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular person or society, and they are all beautiful. Culture is what makes us special.
Until today, culture meant being local. Having the same ‘way of life’ everyone in your town, city, country has. However, as globalization takes over the economy, global citizens are becoming a culture on their own: the citizens of everywhere and nowhere.
Abakiks’ mission is to create a platform to recognize different cultures by welcoming wonderers to be part of our international community and enjoy the comfort of our cultural clothing.
Our 2021 Collection aims to raise awareness of the abayas (a full-length outer garment worn by almost 800 million Muslim women.) To understand how, why and when women utilize it, showcase different ways of wearing it based on different cultures. Our mission is to display how similar yet different we all are.
To order Abakiks follow 2 steps:
- Choose your favorite Abakiks from our products
- Measure yourself so we can start the garment-making process
Yes, and we ship worldwide!
To tailor-make your abaya we need the following measurements: