Clothing line inspired by Saudi cultural elements

The clothing line revealed their newest collection “Old is Gold” during Saudi Comic Con 2018 in Jeddah.
Updated 10 April 2018
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Clothing line inspired by Saudi cultural elements

  • The Saudi clothing line is looking to expand
  • Urbanik sells its products through Instagram
JEDDAH: Urbanik is a clothing line inspired by day-to-day Arabic, Saudi cultural elements with themes from Saudi upbringing.
The clothing line was established in February 2017 and launched its first collection during Saudi Comic Con 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
It is managed by three Saudi partners: Faisal Alsowayegh, 32; Sari Qablawi 36; and Abdullah Bogis, 36) who all work in the advertising industry, where they met.
The clothing line revealed their newest collection, “Old is Gold,” during Saudi Comic Con 2018 in Jeddah.
The collection holds elements that reflect almost every Saudi house.
“Our hero here, a VHS tape with all the names of different tapes that usually every house in Saudi has,” said Alsowayegh, pointing to one of the most popular designs.
The three partners have a vision to expand their collection items, growing from just T-shirts to different products, from pants, hoodies, pins, and posters.
At the moment, the shop is mobile. Urbanik sells its products through Instagram, (@urbanikbrand) and regional events. The Saudi clothing line is looking to expand.
The partners aim to provide clothes that reflect elements any Saudi can relate to, revive a sense of nostalgia and spread the message of peace and modesty through style.


Saudi Cabinet welcomes Ethiopian, Eritrean peace agreement

King Salman chairs the Cabinet session in Jeddah on Tuesday. (SPA)
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Saudi Cabinet welcomes Ethiopian, Eritrean peace agreement

  • The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to sign the Jeddah Peace Agreement
  • The king wished the two countries further security, prosperity and stability

JEDDAH: King Salman chaired the Cabinet’s session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday.

The king briefed the Cabinet on the results of his meetings with Eritrea President Isaias Afwerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali to sign the Jeddah Peace Agreement.

King Salman expressed his congratulations to the two countries and said that he hoped the signing of the agreement would be a strong basis for closer cooperation and friendship, achieving security and stability, and would positively affect the security and stability of the region.

The king also congratulated Djibouti and Eritrea on their historic meeting in Jeddah — which came in response to his invitation — wishing the two countries further security, prosperity and stability.

The Cabinet praised the efforts of the two countries’ leaders to restore relations between them to establish a new stage that would witness a great development in relations and further cooperation.

The Cabinet congratulated the king and crown prince on the success of these efforts, which resulted in the signing of the Jeddah Peace Agreement and also the historic meeting between Djibouti and Eritrea after ten years of severed relations. 

The Cabinet praised the resolutions of the 150th ordinary session of the Arab League’s Council at the level of foreign ministers held in Cairo, and the statement issued by the Arab Quartet Ministerial Committee held on the sidelines of the 150th session of the Arab League’s Council, on the follow-up of the crisis with Iran and ways to address its interference in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

The Cabinet highlighted the terrorism practiced by Iran through its interference in Arab affairs, which needs cooperation to confront and deter, reiterating that the Kingdom has made efforts to combat terrorism and has not hesitated to provide support with the cooperation of the international community to address this.

The Cabinet expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the suicide bombings north of Tikrit in Iraq, the Somali capital of Mogadishu and Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, expressing condolences to the families of the victims, the governments and peoples of Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan.