Using Fashion to Empower Lebanon’s Domestic Abuse Survivors

A new socially conscious pop-up shop is coming

It’s been a year since non-profit organisation Phenomenal Women launched their first initiative in support of survivors of domestic violence. Together with designer Nour Najem, the Beirut-based organisation launched a mentorship program, teaching Lebanese survivors the art of sewing and design.

The final result: a collection, which then went to sale at a trunk show in Beirut.

This year, they’re back for a second edition. This time in collaboration with Dubai-based publication Savoir Flair, the organisation will be bringing the pop-up store to the gulf capital.

From kaftans and dresses to unisex t-shirts, each piece is handmade by women who have escaped gender-based violence in Lebanon, and will be available for purchase. The pop-up, which is due to take place on April 28 at Facilité concept store in Dubai Design District, is just one of Phenomenal Women’s initiatives.

The organisation is known for their work in providing abuse survivors with access to various types of skilled training and job opportunities—all in the name of ending the cycle of violence in the region.

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