Our Mission

SHĀNTIMA  is a small clothing design studio located in southern Israel.
Our goal is to be able to show the harmony between external and internal beauty in every person who come to us.
So we create high-quality linen clothing that truly reflects the individuality of its owner.
For each client, we help create their own capsule of several items, in their special colors. Of course we always consider the person’s height, body type and physical characteristics.
Also, we pay great attention to the color palette of fabrics and its diversity.
There are 3-7 pieces in each capsule. They are compatible with each other, not only in color, but also in terms of functionality. Thereby the problem of how to combine them is instantly being solved too.
In our design, we strive for simplicity and comfort and prefer direct and trapezoidal silhouettes, laconic cut and layering.
We almost do not use fasteners, but tapes, ties and elastic bands.
We work with linen, because we believe that it is a special material.
Eco-friendly and fully biodegradable linen has natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It doesn’t create static and protects against ultraviolet radiation. Also it allows the body to breathe! That’s why clothes made from linen fabrics are so comfortable to be used in the heat. By the way, linen clothing gets less dirty, due to the special structure of the fabric with even and smooth hairs on the surface that repel dirt.
Finally, linen is very wear-resistant and with time it only gets better. A high quality tailoring ensures that you are most likely to never wear our clothes out 😉
The sustainability of the production is also very important for us.
We buy linen in reliable sources, knowing the whole process of fabric manufacturing. Also we use the work of local specialists.
We don’t have remnants of collections, and from the fabric cuts we are now inventing new designs that will complement our collection: belts, bags, wallets.
SHĀNTIMA is a community of like-minded people and friends around the globe.
We easily recognize each other in the crowd, even if we speak different languages. To be among us, you don’t need a club card, perfect appearance or special connections. The main thing is to understand where and why you are going, and have the desire to follow the call of your heart.
We believe there is nothing in this life that happens just by chance. This also means that your meeting with us was not accidental either.
Welcome to SHĀNTIMA.

Our Story

Alina Zilberman

Alina Zilberman

Owner, Fashion Designer
Hello! My name is Alina, I am the founder and designer of SHĀNTIMA.
I live in a small village in southern Israel, with my husband and children. Our village is located inside of the Yatir forest, once grown by people right in the middle of the desert. It’s very beautiful here. The trees remind me daily – nothing is impossible! If you, of course, follow the call of your heart…
However, this is not how I have always been living.
Many years ago I was working as a programmer in Tel Aviv. But, having understood that this work does not bring me happiness, I left everything and bought one way ticket to India.
Was it risky? Yes. Ridiculous? Absolutely.
But was it wrong for me?
Oh no!
I think it was the best decision in my life. India generally changes people’s lives, you know? So it has changed mine too. From A to Z.
I lived there for more than three years. I traveled half the country, met a thousand new people and even… became a mom. It was then that I needed a baby sling for my daughter to stay mobile with her.
However, nothing that I found on the market would suit me. So I ended up designing it for myself. The sling turned out very comfortable and people around me eventually noticed that too. Gradually, I’ve started to receive orders. There were so many of them, that I had to hire seamstresses right in India.
So the brand SHĀNTIMA was born.
After returning back to Israel in 2009, I did not look for a job, but continued to do what suddenly turned out to be so exciting. To design things.
Fabrics have always been my passion, this is where it all started. I could no longer pass by any special canvas, not wanting to create something from it!..
So there were slings and backpacks for children, then harem pants, and then the first real collection of clothes. These were always things that I originally wanted for myself. And, surprisingly, they were immediately asked for from other people too.
Today I am designing authentic models of linen clothes (yes, I have found my perfect fabric!) and the team, which I could only dream about once upon a time, brings these ideas to life.
I do everything so that the clothes we create are a resource and inspiration for those who wear them. Just as they were and still are for me.
Because I believe that you need to follow your heart, and it will surely show you The Way.
The way to your true self.
With love and believe in the harmony of external and internal,
Alina Zilberman