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Zero Waste Brief

For Fashion Designers we work closely to collect the waste left over from their designs and transfer it to workshops for women who learn how to sow and design their own products. The training sessions help women provide for their families. We also collect old sowing machines and donate them.

The process: First we provide you with shipping boxes each month. The designer puts their waste in them. Our NEYA team collects your waste on a monthly basis. Your waste is transferred by our team from your door to the women directly to be able to reuse your materials. This initiative fashion designers can empower low income women and help give them materials that could be too costly for them to support their homes. We are helping designers give back through their passion. If you would like to be a part of this, please let us know.

Salma Osman

Salma Osman is a design house that offers customized and ready to wear evening wear. I’ve always loved imagining different designs in my head but never felt I would end up working with it. I didn’t know how to sew or how to create patterns, but always felt I had a very creative side to me. After I graduated, I was going to start the dreaded job hunt before I realized a corporate job wasn’t for me. I wanted to do something that was fulfilling and to me fulfillment comes hand in hand with passion. That’s when I decided to study design before launching my own brand.

Finding ways to keep the brand present and successful is key to making Salma Osman a sustainable brand. we are using Neya to become a Zero waste brand. The more successful we become it is important for us to think of our role in the fashion industry and community. The idea came to Salma when she started realizing that as the demand for orders grew so did the amount of cloth laying around in her atelier after making a new piece. The amount of waste didn’t seem right to be unused. When she reached out to Neya they helped her connect with Byootan, a company that helps train and empower women teaching them sowing and to design their own pieces in order to bring in income to support their households. They offer training for women whom also can’t afford to pay to learn. For Salma this is such a rewarding experience but also a responsibility to ensure that she is giving back to the community and empowering those whom are less privilege.

Norine Farah Couture

Norine Farah is an Egyptian designer born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt with a passion for all that is artistic and creative. Her love for design isn’t only limited to haute couture. She is always keen on experimenting with any, and everything that has to do with color, shape and texture. From swimwear design to upholstery fabric design, to jewelry design, there’s no challenge she won’t accept. Though she is greatly known for her ever-changing style and progressive themes, she has always stayed successfully true to her initial style; daring fashion with elegance.

 

I am using Neya to become a Zero waste brand. It is important for me to be able to find different ways for me to better my brand and mission. The more successful I become it is important for me to think of my role in the fashion industry and community.The idea came to me when I started realizing that as the demand for orders grew so did the amount of cloth laying around in my atlier after making a new piece. I wanted to do something creative with it, instead of just throwing it away. When I reached out to Neya they helped me connect with Byootan, a company that helps train and empower women teaching them to sowing  and design their own pieces in order to bring in income to support their households. To me this is the most rewarding way for me to give back by empowering other women and designers in my community.

Maison Saedi