The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in collaboration with designer Huma Adnan showcased a collection called ‘Craft Stories’, a jewellery line created by refugee women in Pakistan, at the Serena Hotel in Islamabad. “From choosing the threads, to the motifs, the colour schemes, designs, and indigenous crafting techniques, each and every aspect was handled with finesse and elan by these diligent women,” Adnan said. Skill trainings was provided to the refugees by Adnan in order for them to be able to create the alluring statement jewellery pieces. “I have always been one to encourage women with the will to follow their aspirations,” Adnan added. “I believe, we as fashion influencers have the potential to start new economic cycles and as my brand utilises indigenous crafts from different parts of the world, I became very excited and took the challenge to polish their craft and train their business acumen and the result is in front of you.” Published in Daily Times, September 11th 2018.