Weaving for a Brighter Future.


FMBI collaborates with the New York based award winning designer to create a collection of handmade carpets towards empowerment of Afghan Women.6ed686d8 4438 462e abed 5fa3ff2dee73 300x111 Weaving for a Brighter Future.

UAE based FBMI, Her Highness Sheikha Fatema Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Initiative, is proud to launch its latest collaborative venture with internationally renowned designer Norma Kamali. The collection of 12 handmade carpets are designed to draw focus on the plight of Afghan women and to give them an opportunity for employment and empowerment.

Launched in 2010, FBMI is a unique enterprise that takes a comprehensive approach to development leveraging both private entrepreneurship and sustainable social services. It offers women employment in the weaving industry, while also providing them critical social services including training, healthcare and education.

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I am honoured to be part of this wonderful opportunity to design a commercial product for the global market created by the women of Afghanistan.” – Norma Kamali.

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Norma Kamali is an internationally recognised designer who is lauded for a timeless and innovative approach to fashion. Norma’s entire career has been a platform for her life goal which is to help, enhance and empower women. It is this passion that has inspired the collection and the collaboration for Afghan women.


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