Inspired By Our Heritage
Our founder, Sarah Ansari, has been sewing clothes since she was young. Her mom taught her to make clothes piece by piece, and to have pride in her own skin.
Deeply inspired by the rich artistry of cultures influenced by Islam, Sarah recalls looking up at the ceiling in an ancient mosque, enthralled by the interlocking patterns that go on forever. "It's a metaphor for the universe, how we’re all inter-connected. Life is complex, it’s beautiful, and we’re all in this together.”
This is at the heart of why she started Artizara: to share a story of human connection through witnessing beauty.
We're a team brought together by a shared love for meaningful items of beauty.
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I’m an unremarkable woman but a believer in big dreams. There are many beautiful stories waiting to be told in the Muslim world. I founded Artizara to tell those stories through beautiful things, that people can surround themselves with and feel a connection to a rich heritage.
So, here I am, doing what I love. And every single day, I wake up excited and grateful for this opportunity.
When there is alignment in who you are and what you do - there is an elevated state of joy and creativity. Through Artizara, I am encouraged to practice full self-expression - a true gift of support and respect. Outside of work you can find me dabbling in new exercises and activities - constantly. From boot camp classes to in-depth philosophical conversations over dinner with friends.
I’m excited to be part of something bigger than myself. To be part of a story that is all about connecting and building a community. I truly believe Artizara’s philosophy resonates with people from all walks of life and I love being part of this innovative team. Being a mother of 3 young children, I’m also passionate about education and mentorship. I wrote a book that introduces children to careers, schools, and the world of business, through a fun rhyming narrative.
I joined Artizara for two reasons – the spirit of the company, and the passion of the founder. I love that Artizara imbues lifestyle with the beauty that is the rich history of Eastern and Muslim Art. “God is Beautiful, and Loves Beauty” is more than a verse in a holy book – it represents one of the foundational concepts behind Artizara, and I am honored and proud to be a part of it. I am an artist myself, and also have a background in tech.
I joined Artizara because I enjoy the connections that marketing builds with communities, and I’m proud to work with an amazing team of individuals from diverse backgrounds. I enjoy coming to work every day seeing the proof that we are stronger in unity. When I’m not hard at work at Artizara, you can find me with my family, enjoying one of the many beaches that our sunny San Diego has to offer.
I enjoy working at Artizara because I can relate to the need for modest clothing. I feel at home when I’m at work! When I'm not working I love to explore the different parts of San Diego and its multicultural treasures with my family. I also enjoy shopping and spending time with friends.