On the opposite side of the spectrum, Cosmo seized the design of the crown of the country’s only female ruler, Queen Tamar and incorporated it into a precious collection that includes totes and mini leather and wood handbags.
The Doni and Tani collections are inspired from the Georgian ancient script called Mrglovani (listed as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage), resulting in a series of playful, geometrical yet practical accessories, alternating straight lines with circles and semi-circles.
“We believe that in a world increasingly standardized and uniformed, incorporating local features has become more appealing”, says Aptsiauri.
Today, Cosmo’s products are sold in seven branches in Georgia, two branches in the Netherlands and Germany as well as on the online platform Etsy.
“Participating in APLF Hong Kong three years ago gave us confidence and encouraged us to persevere in our chosen direction which is why we jumped at the opportunity of participating in APLF Dubai,” says Aptsiauri. “We are optimistic and confident that we will be successful”.