Snc; in Nabatean language means to make, to manufacture, to fabricate. Snc |founded in 2020| is an Amman based Interdisciplinary design studio that celebrates eastern craftsmanship with innovation, led by Sarah Qalawi and Yasmin Qasrawi. Their unconditional love for traditional craftsmanship paired with a good feel for technologies, authentic materials and textures, and curiosity in integrating different cultures are all necessary elements that shape their designs. The goal of their work is not only an aesthetic result but positive impact on the local community and the almost forgotten crafts technique. As a result, they create not just furniture pieces but an entire masterpiece that sheds light on how an object can appeal to the senses, cultivate the mind and have a purpose.
Ishimmer is the result of a personal journey of one woman; Ayah Mufleh, with one mission: to revolutionise the false lash market. Ayah has always had an intuitive sense for beauty, style and how features frame a face. Ayah has single-handedly crafted a unique collection of lashes inspired by her journey. Natural, weightless, reusable, simple to apply, non-irritant and comfortable to wear. Ayah remains committed to innovating the lash market and has recently won the CEW UK Young Achiever award 2019.
Visuals provides graphic design and branding services conceived from this architect’s profound love of both elements. Through Visuals, Shahed recognized a need for personalized notebooks and stationary which inspired her to introduce this service to cater to her clients’ needs. Each design is a reflection of Visuals’ efforts to tie together each individual’s identity, their brand, and their aspirations while incorporating a unique aesthetic every single time. Practicality and pragmatism are the core mantras lived by the team and are surely the foundation of Visuals' work.
Nosouj, the Arabic word for hand weaving perfectly embodies Basma’s vision of an eco-luxe brand merging the best of heritage workmanship and international standards of luxury design. What started as a passionate hobby was met with unwavering demand for her pieces, literally catapulting her into the commercial world overnight. Nosouj has been in the making over an entire lifetime and was born out of love for free spirited living by Basma Abdul Hadi in 2015.
Halimeh is named after my late Grandmother who was a true inspiration to my upbringing and my love for embroidery and cross stitched clothing in general. Every item has a different story behind it preceding from different areas around Palestine and Jordan. Our cross-stitched items are hand embroidered using colorful strings added to modern wear and denim. Our aim is to encourage women empowerment, have a social impact and create jobs for local housewives in different areas of Jordan.
The butterfly is an emblem of rebirth, reawakening, and revitalization. Through the butterfly we learn to let go of the past and flourish to new heights breaking free out of our own cocoons and transforming into better versions of ourselves. At SKABA we believe in the ideology behind “The butterfly Effect” which dictates that small and seemingly trivial causes may lead to larger effects, thus, we aim to do what we can to aid in bettering our community through charity work and donations. SKABA is the mother of different concepts including each of SKABA Healthy, SKABA merchandise and SKABA arts. Our merchandise is chic, super comfortable and most importantly reveals the story of “The butterfly effect”.
Ayesha had an innate passion for fashion since childhood. After completing her undergraduate degree in Fashion Design and Pattern Drafting at ESMOD Beirut in 2014, she started her career in fashion editorial, styling, consulting, and designing. After her success in launching her ready-to-wear collection at JFW in 2019, Ayesha decided to launch House of Bedouins, a modern street style fashion brand with unique Arabian pop art graphics which reflect the revolutionary spirit of Arab women.
Salwa Attiga is a certified reformer and mat Pilates instructor. Combining her love for fashion and fitness, she started her sCore line which started off with customized sCore mats, a necessity for anyone taking her classes. Her goal was to create the perfect mat that ticks off all the criteria a person looks for when purchasing the right mat. She then moved on to designing a selection of unisex t-shirts that could be worn on different occasions. Hopping on the trend, she launched bucket hats – a statement accessory for any season. As her journey continues, Season Two of sCore merch will be launched soon. Stay Tuned!
Named in 2017, mypaperpen is the creation of Labiba Mashaal, a Jordanian architect and designer. She dedicates her free time to design, create and produce different minimalistic and classic designs with modern twist that could fit well in any home and complete an owner's house-ware. For each wooden item, the naturally treated organic wood is handpicked, hand treated and hand carved allowing the character of the piece to come out. Labiba's way of combining the minimalistic modern style to the vintage handmade artifact gives way to unique products whilst admiring their natural aspect.
Established in 2014, By T launched its first collection with fresh and colorful beach kaftans. Today, the brand features a full Ready-to-Wear collection, which includes athleisure, beachwear and accessories. The brand draws its inspiration from the latest trends, and is dedicated to bring you a touch of edgy, cool and modern into every creation designed. Behind the brand is Tanya Naber who worked as a Fashion editor and personal stylist for several years, then decided to take her love for Fashion to the next level and started her own brand.
Across The Chapters was brought into being by Jude Abul Ghanam's love for books. Her blog is a blend of book photography, product design, and inspirational quotes/thoughts from books. The concept behind Across The Chapters stemmed from Jude's architectural background and appreciation for aesthetics, which led to designing meaningful products and experiences for avid readers and reviving people's relationship with books. Shop her first collection READ on our website.
Out of Canvas is a platform where I am free to express my thoughts, art, and photography through relatable and artistic posts. It combines the things I love; the pastel palette, architecture, design and a light sense of humour. I have always been obsessed with art and design, and finishing my degree in Architecture and Environmental Design along traveling and exploring new places solidified this passion. I started my page to fill my time with something I loved during quarantine, and now fast forward a few months, I was able to transform it into a freelance business, which then led to coming out with merch featuring my artwork. Out of Canvas has truly opened up a world of opportunities that I am forever grateful for!
Ayla was crafted with a whole lot of love, care, and passion to create a product that Bayan believed in for herself way before she turned it into a business. It started as home remedies made from natural ingredients, and turned into a passion for self-love and care to be shared with other individuals to meet their needs. Bayan studied what's best for skin and hair for both men and women to create products that have become daily essentials.
Aperçu is a design studio based in Amman founded by the duo Architects Tarek Hreish & Farah Kayyal. At Aperçu, we redefine the concept of modern living by creating timeless art pieces that compliment and contribute to our ever-changing lifestyles. Aperçu’s debut appearances in Amman Design Week 2016 and Design Days Dubai 2017 brought national and international recognition to the promising line of handcrafted art pieces. All designs are created by nature and captured by Aperçu to reveal the beauty of locally sourced materials. Our work ranges from art furniture to home accessories to offering a whole new bespoke experience in gifts selection and shopping. Our limitless designs are conveyed to experienced local craftsmen who develop each and every item with high craftsmanship skills and devotion.
Zaid Farouki’s Fashion House blurs the lines between Fashion and Art with detailed womenswear & menswear collections as well as accessories. Farouki is a creator who uses Fashion as a means of expression; his designs arise and are renewed each season. He established a unique concept of meshing society’s perception of Art & Fashion. Inspired by the sociopolitical landscape of the Middle East and the increasingly prominent role of women in the region, each collection conveys emphatic statements through the use of intricate details further celebrating the art of hand-craftsmanship. Farouki’s work offers Art and Fashion collectors a modern medium to admire and appreciate as well as women who will to be a part of of a new artistic revolution.
Sarah Smadi was born and raised in Austria. In 2008 she finally decided to move to Amman. With time she found that being a Jordanian/Austrian gave her a different view on things and as a lingerie/loungewear designer she was inspired to create something that could be worn with confidence while being both, comfortable and stylish. She continuously gets inspired by all the women around her, by their insecurities and by their confidence. “I want every women to feel amazing and that’s why I created Sheer Sin”. Every collection playful pieces are added and with the launch of Sheer Joy a new cozy but still playful line was created.
Inspired by art, culture, fashion, architecture, technology; Farah Asmar managed to launch a handbag line under her name in late 2011 using plentiful leathers, and trend avowal hardware celebrating playful color-block and collaborating with artists, whilst keeping in mind altered tastes, age groups and market diversities. Farah studied Graphic and Fashion design at Istituto Marangoni-London, and worked with a handbag designer, fashion magazines, TV shows and is an ex-partner in Love and Label (2009-2011). In August 2017, the brand has been awarded the Butterfly Mark by Positive Luxury Ltd. London for being sustainable and sticking to an ethical work process keeping in mind the social & environmental policies securing a better life for labor and the less fortunate women.
Infusing the Middle Eastern and Western cultures in hope of giving the world original pieces with the emphasis on modernizing culture and showcasing heritage through modern fashion. Founder, Meera Toukan began her journey in 2014, when she was a student at University, where she witnessed the impact of social media on fashion. She started a fashion blog: Glit and Glaze, where she showcased fashion designs from around the world that inspired her. This motivated her to start a street-wear brand, printing emojis and slogans onto hoodies, t-shirts and sweaters. The designs circulate around Keffiyeh- the checkered black and white scarf originating from Jordan/Palestine and is mainly worn around the head in the Arab Culture. Meera’s vision is to gather inspiration from the Middle Eastern Culture and heritage to build a fashion brand empowering local artisans and workshops. Her current offerings include acrylic clutches handcrafted by craftsmen.
Soulsisters is a Amman based online jewelry store created and run by 3 sisters who inherited their passion for fine jewelry design from their father, an old soul jeweler. Building onto their family business, they aim to transform jewelry into timeless, minimal and elegant pieces that are suitable for all women to wear every day. They create stunning and modern jewelry that is affordable, yet classy. All of their pieces are handcrafted with 18 karat gold and designed with the utmost attention to detail, and most importantly, their sisterly love! Fine jewelry isn’t just meant for occasions, and they believe that jewelry should be worn everyday regardless of where you’re going!
Driven by their true passion for men’s apparel, Yazin and Khalid came together to start their own men’s clothing brand that showcases manhood in itsfreshest and modern form. Being exposed to various culturesaround the world made them understand the preferences of today’s modern man which made them come up with The Fresh Fit. Worn by the pool, at a beach bar or even on a chilled summer evening, our prints will make you the heart of the party. KYTE CULTURE was Established in September 2017 and launched in April 2018. For the love of summer and the happy momentsthat are made during this season. Swimwear will always stay the core of this brand.
Aya’s curiosity, exploration and appreciation of design is what lead Aya to start her Journey, The ART Trove is the byproduct- An alchemy of color, vibrancy and local artisanal creativity. The ART Trove is a social enterprise aimed at creating a lifestyle brand while empowering highly talented Jordanian artisans. It celebrates local heritage and traditions by pairing handcrafted production with vibrancy, modernism and fun! Aya’s vision lies beyond just beautiful statement pieces for your home that are fun and functional, but also the ability to mix colors, materials, and different design mediums to ensure it’s not a rigid process for anyone involved in the production process, but rather a process where one can express themselves freely while producing mindfully.
Take that shot, that one shot, don’t edit, don’t filter, and don’t delete. Let’s capture the moment, not the urgency of taking the ‘perfect’ photo of the moment. Kitabi, established in 2020 is a children milestone album book, a scrap book, and a happy book. It covers all the precious moments from day mother gets pregnant until child is five years old. It’s in Arabic, easy and so much fun to fill up. I am Zein Shreim, an engineer and the creator of Kitabi. My passion for the world of motherhood emerged after giving birth to my son Samer in 2017; I realised that I have so much to contribute towards that world. And it’s when i started collecting photos of Samer, the idea of Kitabi came into view. Get your Kitabi, take one shot, capture the moment and keep it forever.
An expression of their joint passion towards the handmade, the designers behind Y∙A∙D strive towards a design ethos that focuses on subtle functionalism and unmatched attention to detail from a user-based perspective. Yasmeen and Dina, graduates of Brighton and Sussex Universities, bring individual design perspectives from their respective backgrounds of fashion and product design; resulting in an exciting combination for Amman’s ready to wear fashion and accessory scene. This artisanal approach to aesthetic design and practicality echoes throughout the production process, allowing the prioritization of customers by fostering personal connections and encouraging their involvement in the Y∙A∙D process; “small-batch, made to order and limited collections are what we do!” “Our promise is to provide the highest possible quality wearables while emphasizing our customers, bringing atelier level craftsmanship and bespoke styling from our Y∙A∙D to yours.” -Yasmeen & Dina
I am passionate soul on a mission - to help people reclaim their health, and explore their power to heal their body and live their lives consciously through the practice of functional medicine and nutrition. I aspire to show you the art of becoming your own best nutritionist while cultivating a better dialogue with your body’s signals and symptoms. The core principal is for you to develop an independent understanding of your body’s needs and be less reliant on external guidance and direction.
A local handmade business by the kindest grandmother, a super mom, and a loving wife, Eman Al Tamimi. Eman founded Mama's Baskets the day she learnt sewing and has found her own signature through the neat pieces that are all made with love. Her passion is to find a place into the warm loving homes of Amman.
Razan Shehadeh born in Dubai with Palestinian roots, raised in Jordan. Razan decided to continue and start her own brand since back in June 2019 when she graduated from Esmod Dubai, and her graduation collection was mainly based on equality and feminism. A-She is a local RTW brand of womenswear, that takes root from a philosophical concept through which it conceives the power to make things happen and produce change. The concept of A-She has been based on the image of their customers: independent, feminine and ambitious women. It represents a fusion of their own unique touch along with the Middle Eastern touch, when Arabic slogans are embroidered on some pieces. Their aim is to send a message through clothes that truly speak to every woman and encourages her to be the best version of herself, because she simply can.
Journeying through the outer world, Raya Khatib found herself discovering the world within. Qamar Wa Shams stems from her own spiritual expansion. She believes that we are our own healers and her purpose in life is to create products that will give spiritual support.
“Souk Baladna” is a microfund for Women initiative, which aims to support beneficiaries by offering them practical and managerial skills to improve their handcrafted products and secure local and international markets for them, through utilizing various technological solutions and sales channels. "Souk Baladna" combines many unique handicraft products, both traditional and modern. The range of products includes skincare, home accessories, ceramics and other fashion accessories. By purchasing “Souk Baladna” products, carefully made by entrepreneurial local women who seek to contribute and participate in various areas of life, especially the economic one, you are taking part in enhancing their opportunities to improve the standard of living for them and their families.
Architects by profession, Dala and Ola discovered their passion for fashion design after university. In 2016 they honored their call to design, and launch Flamingo Republic. Their vision was to create a fashion line that is unique in origin, flawless in execution and is truly sustainable. They wanted to contribute to a conscious and responsible fashion industry by creating pieces that can be worn for years, due to their timeless designs and excellent quality. They not only incorporate modern and edgy designs but also made sure to draw international attention to their Middle Eastern roots. The inspiration behind Flamingo Republic is the women who proudly express themselves through fashion, while paying tribute to their traditions. Cross-stitch is at the core of the brand, reborn through brilliant color combinations, daring cuts, and imaginative designs. The harmonious tie between old and new makes Flamingo Republic stand out from the rest.
RAL Designs was founded by two sisters; Rania & Laila Khatib, who are using their Interior Design & Architecture background to create a brand that focuses on integrating different patterns and colours to create unique pieces. The clothing is designed and made in Jordan, with only one piece made of each design. This is all part of their adventure at creating an individual form of expression that you can be a part of too.
Samia Kawar is an integrative spiritual and abstract expressionist artist based in Amman, Jordan. Her jouney started 25 years ago and she has been receiving dedicated training in spirituality from renowned coaches in the region to unify her passion and devoutness to unique healing art. In her holistic approach, and among healing power of colors and peaceful sceneries, Samia infuses her paintings with positive energies after indulging in mindfulness that puts her in a receptive creative mode and a meditative state of mind. All of her work is uniquely produced and she can create bespoke commissioned pieces that are energized to a specific person, family, group, house, or place.
Empowering through™ is a new breed of social enterprise bringing together representation from all stakeholders — aid agencies, private and public sectors, academia, impact funds, and civil society to work together to support individuals with economic and social empowerment through a series of projects, programs, and initiatives. Empowering through™ is a partnership between Seven Circles and Xische Ventures.
Mehr was created on June 4th 2020, a small, organic range of skin and hair care products made with passion by Raya Khammash whom ever as a child was mixing home remedies in the kitchen. Her love for the sea, summer and tanning made her find the perfect potion of a tanning oil and Mehr took off from there. She researched and studied what works for your hair and skin, made it with love, from designing the perfect packaging for each product to creating it, to working on the marketing, she does it all herself, and is selling it from her home, keeping it small and from the heart!