Our Story

About Besarani

Besarani was established in 1949 in Sulaimania, a city in Kurdistan (Iraq), by Mr Besarani Senior who had a passion for fine fabrics and silk scarves. He sourced fabrics from different parts of the world, going as far as Japan, China and South East Asia. Besarani has become renowned for its outstanding quality, exquisite designs and attention to detail.


Mr Besarani Senior retired in the late 80’s and in 1995 Mr K and Mrs S Besarani were inspired to re-establish the company in London.

Besarani now specializes in burn out velvet-silk and other varieties of silk. By developing hundreds of different styles of scarves and garments, Besarani has become the landmark for wonderful quality in the field of burn out velvet and silk. All our scarves have a fine finish and many are handmade. Over the years, our garments have been worn by celebrities including Kate Moss and Jo Brand.

Our customers have inspired us and given us amazing input which has helped define how our style, colours and designs have evolved. We value our client’s feedback and we endeavour to help clients discover our special and unique items for years to come.

I am Shatha, the designer and one of the founders of Besarani Collection in London. For many years I've been actively listening to what our customers need and want. I still need our customers' active participation in creating our very unique collections.

Besarani supplies many boutiques and other companies in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Holland and other countries throughout Europe and also the Middle East.

We are also passionate about being both ethical and design-led in the production of our garments. Our mix of fabric colours and the burn out styles are all British-designed in London. We source and manufacture our silk in different countries including Italy, Vietnam and China. Our products are fair trade; we directly supervise the condition of the factories and the workers welfare and our products are coloured with natural organic dye wherever this is possible.

About the team

We are largely a family company; from the director, to the designer, to the shop manager and the models.

As we have grown as a company, we have also used new faces to model our collections and commissioned independant artists in designing our products. We don’t retouch our photos and we try to keep our models as natural as possible.

In 2015, Besarani will be celebrating 20 years of trade in London! We would like to say a big thank you to our team who have worked hard to keep the business flourishing and evolving, as well as a big thank you to all of our customers who have helped Besarani stay afloat during years of economic booms and bad turns.

Why shop with us?

Our collections of high quality burn-out velvet, chiffon and silk scarves and garments feel luxuriously soft, are uniquely designed and add a touch of luxury and indulgence to any outfit. Although we have a unique product line, we are one of the largest companies that supply a velvet and silk throughout the UK.