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{Kees Chic}

{Kees Chic}

Design, Architecture and Fashion

Saudi Arabia

Still operating

Launched in 2013

Competition

Competition

Rank

Rank

Track

Track

Arab Startup Competition Seventh Edition 2014

Semi-finalist

Startups Track


Arab Startup Competition Seventh Edition 2014

1st Runner Up

Social Entrepreneurship Track




Competition

Arab Startup Competition Seventh Edition 2014: Startups Track - Semi-finalist

Arab Startup Competition Seventh Edition 2014: Social Entrepreneurship Track - 1st Runner Up

Description

{Kees Chic} is as much a social movement as it is a business, brings to market a range of hip, trendy and ‘must-have’ lifestyle products for the globally oriented and environmentally aware city dweller. These items, such as bean bag chairs, clutch, cushion and stress balls, are produced in the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with an eye to satisfying the cravings of the modern, educated, and active urban population. The selling point: filling a market void for certain niche products, while simultaneously easing the social conscience of our customers and involving them in an energetic and impactful campaign of social and environmental change. The staple features of all {Kees Chic} products are that they are handmade by local women of disadvantaged backgrounds, utilising traditional crochet/embroidery stitches, but with a twist: the thread used is plastic, made from disposed of shopping and garbage bags that fly around our city and contribute to its persistent solid waste dilemma.

Team members

Diana Rayyan / Founder

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