Sherazad Silks began in 1982 as a wholesale business dedicated to importing beautiful and exclusive silk fabrics for the bridal and apparel market.
We are New Zealand's largest stockist of Handloom and Powerloom silks by the metre, and have supplied some of the fabrics for major international and domestic film and television productions since 2001. The retail arm of the business was based in Wellington until 2010 when the Lambton Quay shop was relocated and renamed as "Silks NZ". We are now based in Christchurch as an online business.
Dr Anoop Bedi opened the first Sherazad Silks retail store in 1986 and was quoted in the Dominion Post (2006) as "(having) an addiction without side affects....Their colours, textures, sheens, durability, mystique and versatility appeal to (so many) varied clients."
His shop became a "Wellington destination" for generations of silk lovers, purchasing silk for a special family wedding, a christening or for a much loved craft project. We have enjoyed hearing many a story from dedicated customers across New Zealand who loved to deal with him; and we can assure you he still loves silk to this very day!
It has been a privilege to share our love of beautiful fabrics with you and to be part of whatever you choose to create with them.