Meet the Makers: Mona Sultan

Get to know the designers and artisans that were featured in our Made-in-Vancouver gift guide

December 1, 2015

By Ashley Sparrow / Photo: Mona Sultan

Scarf designer Mona Sultan is utilizing her degree in Graphic Design and her love of fabric to create wearable pieces of art. Originally from Syria, Sultan inherited a fascination with textiles from her mother (who worked as a seamstress). Her curiosity was further indulged when she moved west and enrolled in Emily Carr University, studying the traditional printing techniques that would later be applied to her luxury scarf line. A combination of nostalgia and contemporary design, Sultan’s scarves have graced the pages of our Made-in-Vancouver gift guide and now Sultan shares with us what’s on her holiday wish list.


What’s on your Christmas list this year?
A floatation session at Metta Rest Spa, it’s my new favourite thing! A Phillip Lim small Ryder satchel in black and Wary Meyers soaps in my stocking.

What’s the gift you’re most excited to give this year?
The funky Christmas ornaments by Goodwill, found at Goodge Place. My mother-in-law has been collecting ornaments for a long time; she’s going to love them! I also just discovered Chai caramels from Rangoli, which I’ll stuff into stockings!

Do you have a signature gift you always give?
I go through phases, and lately I’ve been loving Dr. Vranjes diffusers: the bottle is beautiful, so it can be displayed anywhere in the home, and their scents are so different from anything else on the market. Ginger lime is my favourite.

Aside from your own, what’s your favourite locally made brand?
Claudia Schulz hats.

What gift(s) do you wish for the city of Vancouver?
Dogs to be allowed on patios.

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