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Bano eeMee

Bano eeMee is derived from the visions of Creative Director, Aleem Arif who founded the brand in 2011. Aleem, hails from the world of finance but decided to switch his career to fashion after working at a bank in New York for three years. A childe of the world, Aleem was born in Pakistan, but his family lived many places when he was growing up. He has been to many countries in his life, but formed a connection with Canada on a visit and chose to establish Bano eeMee in Calgary. 

The brand is dedicated to two generations of women in Aleem’s family. His grandmother used to lovingly call his mother Bano and eeMee is what his mother called him. He decided to form Bano eeMee to pay homage to both generations of women in his family.

The issue of social consciousness is at the heart of Bano eeMee’s ethos. The brand promotes ethical realization of its designs with a focus on helping support the social fabric in communities ravaged by war, poverty and destitution by creating opportunities, paying fair wages and transferring knowledge. Aleem works closely with the artisans who produce his fine leather jackets in Pakistan, but also has some of his pieces made locally in Calgary.

Bano eeMee is recognized for its luxurious hand burnished genuine leather jackets, immaculately tailored blazers and structured ‘mixed media’ clothing.