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2022 North Africa Sustainable Fashion Webinar (Ramadan Fundraising Edition)

2022 North Africa Sustainable Fashion Webinar (Ramadan Fundraising Edition)

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Date(s) - 03/19/2022 - 03/20/2022
8:00 am - 11:00 am

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This webinar is designed to introduce you to the sustainability aspects of the fashion industry with a focus on North Africa.

About this event

#2022NorthAfricaSFW

#Production #Community #Circularity #Diversity #Business➤ First English-speaking Webinar from North Africa dedicated to Sustainable Fashion.➤ A webinar designed for Young Professionals, University Students, and Sustainability Advocates worldwide.➤ The 2022 edition includes local experts from Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, and Tunisia.

March 19th & 20th, Saturday & Sunday, 2:00-5:00 pm (GMT+2, Cairo Time).

The North Africa Sustainable Fashion Webinar is designed to introduce you to the issue of sustainability in the fashion industry as well as to give you the opportunity to engage with our experts and network. The expert talks will cover what the new generation cares the most about – how to found a sustainable fashion start-up, how craftsman and artisanship are still integrated into today’s production and design processes, how to reinvent cultural heritage, and how circularity is applied to secure long-term sustainable operations.

The Ramadan fundraising edition webinar is characterized by the fact that we have solely invited local speakers who can share their first-hand experiences with you and are familiar with the local culture. More than 50% of the proceeds of the webinar will be donated to support the local textile industry.

Organized by the Oriental Hybrid in collaboration with Morocco Fashion Future, Fashion Revolution Egypt, and Fashion Revolution Sudan.

Community Partnered with Sustainable Fashion Alliance MENA and Slow Fashion Movement ARB.

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What You’ll Learn

  • Competitive advantages of North Africa with regard to artisanship, diversity, and natural materials.
  • Current challenges for sustainable business and ethical fashion growth in relation to its history, social and economic infrastructures.
  • Leading examples of sustainable fashion changemakers, marketing campaigns, circularity, and CSR practices in the region.
  • Digital methods to support North African artisans remotely as responsible consumers.
  • Realistic visions and authentic voices from the local experts on the future of fashion and sustainable development in North Africa.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend

  • No commercial profits and markups. This webinar is entirely dedicated to Ramadan fundraising for supporting the ethical community in North Africa in times of the global pandemic. Revenues will be entirely transparent covering webinar organizational costs and the rest will be donated to the NGOs.
  • No geological hindrance. This webinar is a pioneer program that virtually gathers Moroccan, Egyptian, Sudanese, and Tunisian sustainable fashion and supply chain experts for the first time to speak for the purpose of education.
  • No headaches for language barriers. This webinar is completely held in English. It saves you time from having to master different dialects of Arabic, Amazigh, and French.
  • No beating around the bush by a middleman. This webinar brings you directly to the discussion of core problems and shows you the best practices available in the region.
  • No heavy travel costs involved. This webinar gives you insights into the North Africa fashion and artisan scene without the need for transportation and accommodation expenses.

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Guest Speakers

Please refer to the website for the full introduction of our great lineup of speakers & moderators: https://www.theorientalhybrid.com/2022northafricasfw

➤ FASHION PRODUCTION

Kenza Oulghada Anou, Artisan Leader and Keynote Speaker; Association Tithrite, Founder and Weaver (Morocco)

Hisham El Gazzar Yadawee, Founder & CEO (Egypt)

Nafisa Hafiz NUCY, Founder (Sudan)

Laila Hosny ALEXBANK, Head of CSR and Sustainable Development (Egypt)

Dr. Wessam El Beih Drosos Foundation, Country Director (Egypt)

Peri Abou Zeid Thaat, Founder (Egypt)


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➤ FASHION COMMUNITY

Rania Rafie Fashion Revolution Egypt, Country Coordinator; Up-fuse, Co-Founder; Sustainable Fashion Alliance MENA, Founding Member. (Egypt)

Reiting Lee Morocco Fashion Future, Co-Founder; the Oriental Hybrid, Founder; Sustainable Fashion Alliance MENA, Founding Member (Morocco/Taiwan)

Hadeel Osman Fashion Revolution Sudan, Country Coordinator; Founder, DAVU Studio; Slow Fashion Movement ARB, Founding Member (Sudan)

Abdessamad Azil Morocco Fashion Future, COO; Founder, Azil Studio (Morocco)


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➤ FASHION CIRCULARITY

Hadeel Osman Fashion Revolution Sudan, Country Coordinator; Founder, DAVU Studio; Slow Fashion Movement ARB, Founding Member (Sudan)

Basma Tawakol Dayra, Founder & CEO (Egypt)

Manal Saleh Egyptian Clothing Bank, CEO (Egypt)


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➤ FASHION DIVERSITY

Zeina Sabry The Sahara Collection, Co-Founder (Egypt)

Sara Ali Culture & Communication Advisor (Sudan/UK)

Souad El Mghari Kaftan Mag, Founder (Morocco)


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➤ FASHION BUSINESS – INCUBATOR & RETAIL

Salma Kabbaj IMPACT Lab, Co-Founder (Morocco)

Nour AbdelGhaffar Nahdet El Mahrousa, Social Enterprises Support Manager (Egypt)

Etimad Ibrahim Share Zone, Co-Founder (Sudan)

Mayssa Mrabet Afkar, Chief Incubation Officer (Tunisia)

Aida Kandil MyTindy, Founder (Morocco)

Joseline El Kholy Jozee Boutique, Co-Founder (Egypt)

Hisham Yousif DIY Sudan, Co-Founder & Spokesperson (Sudan)

Nidhal Fekih Salem TNMADE, Founder (Tunisia)


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➤ FASHION BUSINESS – BRAND

Amal Kenzari IDYR, Co-Founder (Morocco)

Nawal Allaoui SeaSkin, Founder (Morocco)

Yara Yassin Up-fuse, Co-founder (Egypt)

Norhan El Sakkout Saqhoute, Founder (Egypt)

Gigi Ibrahim BULGA, Co-founder (Egypt)

Mohamed Adam Peter & Black, Founder (Sudan)

Mahdi Houli Guya Gang, Co-Founder & Marketing Manager (Tunisia)

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Moderators

Prof. Kate Fletcher University of the Arts London, Centre for Sustainable Fashion of London College of Fashion, Professor (PhD) (UK)

May Kassem Sustainable Fashion Alliance MENA, Founding Member (Egypt)

Hadeer Elhadary Independent Journalist (Egypt)

Maggie Jonk Designer & Researcher (Canada)

Ismael Belkhayat Chari.co, Founder (Morocco)

Max Gilgenmann studio MM04, Co-Founder & CEO (Germany)

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Organizer & Partners

➤ ORGANIZER & ORGANIZING PARTNERS

the Oriental Hybrid is the first Social Media Marketing & E-PR agency combining native specialists with cross-market experiences in both the Chinese and Arabic-speaking professional environments. Aiming to promote CSR for businesses by dedicating a minimum of 20% of the profits from each project to support cultural heritage, living, and education in the most needed regions.

Morocco Fashion Future is a Collaborative Platform built in February 2018 by a group of fashion professionals and enthusiasts living or traveling in Morocco that are determined to bring a change to the Moroccan fashion scene – a transparent and cooperative international fashion network with sustainability and humanity development in mind.

Fashion Revolution Egypt is part of the global Fashion Revolution movement, which is a movement calling for a transparent fashion industry that values people and planet over profit.

Fashion Revolution Sudan is part of the global Fashion Revolution movement, which is a movement calling for a transparent fashion industry that values people and planet over profit.

➤ COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Sustainable Fashion Alliance MENA is built by a group of fashion designers, brand owners, stylists, and industry players who are passionate about sustainability from a social, cultural, and environmental aspect. The group offers a platform to share ideas, concepts, discuss and hopefully collaborate towards bigger successful projects & events.

Slow Fashion Movement ARB is one of the local teams for Slow Fashion Movement, which was launched to create Arabic content that addresses, educates, and raises awareness on the subject of sustainable fashion, keeping in mind the perspectives and cultures within the region of Arabic-speaking countries.

➤ DONATION PARTNERS

Anou is Morocco’s only artisan-owned and artisan-managed e-commerce platform, recognized as one of the most socially impactful projects of the MENA region. A purchase from Anou supports artisans as they free their communities from exploitation and strive for a fair wage, having built one of the most ambitious supply chains for craft in Africa in the past 10 years.

Egyptian Clothing Bank is a specialized NGO in providing suitable fitting functional clothing items to the deserving groups in the communities we serve all over Egypt. It serves seven groups of beneficiaries: Underprivileged university students, Underprivileged school students, Orphans, Deserving Elderly and Special Needs, Underprivileged athletes, Orphan newlywed couples, and poor border settlements through relief convoys.

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Register Now

Registration Fee: 50€ (Professional) / 40€ (Student) for 2 days. ➤ Each registration comes with access to the archived recording of the program for one year as well as the materials provided by the speakers after completion of the webinar.➤ 50% proceeds is used for organizational costs, and 50% proceeds will be legally donated to the following institutions: Anou – Association Tithrite (Morocco) and Egyptian Clothing Bank (Egypt).

More info available at:

https://www.theorientalhybrid.com/2022northafricasfw

Instagram: @theorientalhybrid

For questions regarding this webinar, contact Program Coordinators:

Reiting theorientalhybrid@gmail.com (English, French)

Rania egypt@fashionrevolution.org (English, Arabic)

Hadeel sudan@fashionrevolution.org (English, Arabic)

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FAQ

  • When are the Webinars? The Webinar will be held on March 19th, Saturday 2:00-5:00pm & March 20th, Sunday 2:00-5:00pm (GMT+2, Egypt Time).
  • What if I can attend only one day, have to leave the webinar early or I am late? That is not a problem. All participants will have access to the recorded session for one year. The link will be sent to you after the webinar, so you can catch up on the part you missed.
  • I am not familiar with the topic so far, can I still participate? Of course! The webinar is especially for interested students and those who are new to the topic. We will give a general introduction to the topic and cover all the important factors to give you an insight into sustainable fashion in North Africa.
  • How do I register? By purchasing a ticket via Eventbrite you are automatically registered for the webinar. We will take care of everything else. You can find the full information about webinar under the following link: https://www.theorientalhybrid.com/2022northafricasfw
  • Is there a deadline for registering for the webinar? There is no deadline for registration, but the contingent is limited as we can only accept a limited number of participants due to our platform capacity. Therefore it is better to register early on.
  • When will I receive the access data? We will send you the Zoom link by email at least one day before the event starts.
  • Why do I have to pay for the event? The webinar is a charity event to fundraise to support ethical institutions during Ramadan in North Africa. 50% of ticket revenue will be donated to our Donation Partners supporting artisans, women, and children in Morocco and Egypt. While the other 50% is for covering cross-region legal organization costs in order to sustain the project and its related campaigns.
  • Where will the money be donated to? For 2022’s edition, the donation will be sent to Anou (Morocco) and Egyptian Clothing Bank (Egypt) via legal methods.
  • Who can I contact if I have further questions? Please contact one of our coordinators via email: Reiting (theorientalhybrid@gmail.com), Rania(egypt@fashionrevolution.org), Hadeel (sudan@fashionrevolution.org) or Instagram DM: @theorientalhybrid
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