Afghan Products For The Beautiful People
December 11, 2007.
As far as I know, everybody who reads Afghanistanica is beautiful. So this concerns you. If you are beautiful, which you are, and you want to become even more beautiful, there are some Afghan products that will help you reach those ends. I’m talking about the scents, oils, lotions, cosmetics and whatnot manufactured by Gulestan.
You can order Gulestan’s products through their website: http://gulestan.com/english/index-en.html.
This is what they say about themselves:
Our objective is to foster rural development in Afghanistan. We are looking for maximal value added by Afghan farmers.
Gulestan’s products are formulated from 100% natural products. We use no preservatives, no artificial color or fragrance. We only use vegetable oils, essential oils and floral waters, beeswax. Alcohol is used only in our perfumes.
We use ingredients available in large quantities in Afghanistan, endemic plants and local varieties. We choose to process plants that have a very labor-intensive harvest technique, in order to maximize job creation in rural areas. Our products are bottled and packaged by hand in Kabul in a family-owned workshop.
Wild plants are harvested in remote mountains and valleys, far away from any road or pollution. As far as cultivated plants are concerned, we are working with rural communities to encourage traditional (meaning organic) agriculture.
If you are in Kabul at the moment there will be two special sales going on. The next is at Afghan Villa on Thursday, Dec 13 (6-10pm) with Nomad carpets there as well. The second is at L’Atmosphere on Dec 14-16 (Friday to Sunday 11am-10pm) with Zarif Designs and Katchaloom silk-screened apparel, whose propaganda leaflets I have attached below:
If you are not into hanging out at L’Atmosphere you may buy their products at other Kabul locations where Gulestan beauty stuff is on sale all the time.