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Fashion and Franchise

01/01/2018 at 07:00h

Brazilian-styled purses in Lebanon

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Entrepreneur Katia Aawar created patchwork purse brand Hands Secrets in the Arab country. Born in Lebanon and raised in Brazil, she has expansion plans for hew newly-established business.

19/12/2017 at 07:00h

Divino Fruto collection inspired by Morocco

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The Santa Catarina-based beachwear brand’s 2018 collection incorporates Arab elements into fluid items such as kaftans, phat pants and turbans, with colors, prints and designs that hark back to the Arab country.

25/10/2017 at 07:00h

The conscious fashion of Georgia Halal

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The daughter to a Lebanese father, she is about to add e-commerce to her business. A fashion designer, she uses her workshop in São Paulo as a space to promote art and female militancy.

24/08/2017 at 07:00h

Marrakech-inspired lingerie from Brazil

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The Água Fresca brand of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais turned to Morocco for elements to draw on for its Spring/Summer. The company’s owner and a designer took a trip to the Arab country last May.

18/01/2017 at 07:00h

Brazilian creates silk crochet abayas for export

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Fashion designer Vanessa Montoro created six unique models of abayas that she wants to introduce to the Arab market. The pieces can be customized according to the fashion of the buying country.

10/10/2016 at 07:00h

A feminist voice in Arab fashion

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UAE-based fashion designer and businesswoman Tamara Al Gabbani’s work couldn’t be farther from black outfits and face-covering veils. Her modern, elegant style has won over customers in the four corners of the world.

29/09/2016 at 07:00h

Brazilian creates perfumes with Arab fragrances

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Business owner and now perfumer Julia de Biase created four perfumes with scents typical of the Arab world to sell in her stores in the city of São Paulo. She offers fragrances for men and women.

27/09/2016 at 07:00h

Fine knitted gowns for Arab parties

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Rio Grande do Sul state brand Maria Pavan closed deals with three Arab clients in a fair in Paris. It’s the first time that the brand sells to the UAE. It also has a new Saudi client.

08/09/2016 at 13:45h

Designer creates piece mixing Arab and Brazilian fashion styles

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The ‘abayana’ is the creation of dancer Martina Cancio, who turned her hobby of fashion design into a business. The piece is a mix of the Arab abaya with the lightness and colors of the Brazilian state of Bahia

01/08/2016 at 07:00h

Muslim-influenced fashion in Brazil and the world

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Since last year, global brands are creating more and more pieces for Islamic women. In Brazil, items such as kaftans are popular. And non-Muslim women are wearing them too.

25/07/2016 at 07:00h

Puket thrives and plans expansion in the Middle East

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The company of sleepwear and underwear for women and kids has seven stores in the region and plans to reach a total of 50. The goal is to operate in nine Arab countries.

07/06/2016 at 07:00h

Blogger shows how to mix fashion, makeup and the hijab

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Mag Halat, a Brazilian of Lebanese descent, created Blog da Mag (Mag’s Blog), in which she offers tips of how to bring together fashion clothes, a well-done makeup and the Muslim veil. Her videos have nearly 50,000 views.