Tous new collection: 1 handbag, 100 looks

The line features a tote bag created in 10 different colors with the classic Kaos die-cut design on all four sides.
Updated 14 June 2018

Tous new collection: 1 handbag, 100 looks

Spanish jewelry and accessories brand Tous is presenting the Kaos Shock Color handbag collection this spring-summer season.

The line features a tote bag created in 10 different colors with the classic Kaos die-cut design on all four sides. The tote bag can be combined with 10 removable covers to achieve more than a 100 different looks. 

The collection includes neutral colors like dusky pink and taupe to summery ones like yellow, fuchsia and lavender and classic ones like black, navy and red.

“With this handbag, Tous is reinterpreting its iconic Kaos print, first created in 1999 when the company’s accessories range was taking its first steps. The aim was to create an easily recognizable monogram that could be combined with the jewelry category. To achieve this, the Milosos print was born, and, as its name suggests, it consisted of a series
of bears,” Tous said in a statement.

“As a result of an accidental event during testing and an error in the temperature of the printing machine, the Milosos design came out all distorted and everyone’s first reaction was to say: ‘This print is complete chaos!’ The original version, which was the result of this series of coincidences, captivated us and after a series of redesigns and adjustments, the Kaos that we know today was born.”

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

Updated 23 May 2019

360-degree mentoring to boost Saudi social enterprise sector

The King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and Mowgli Mentoring have collaborated to strengthen the growing social enterprise sector in the Kingdom through the provision of 360-degree mentoring, which will support the personal and professional development of social entrepreneurs. The EMCC-accredited mentoring organization is working to built the capacity of Saudi mentors by instilling best mentoring practices and sharing experiences from its 10-year work around the world.

Globally, the concept of social entrepreneurship is increasingly gaining momentum and positive attention as it combines commerce with social good, allowing entrepreneurs to go beyond profit to positively impact communities and societies. Supporting these entrepreneurs, therefore, is in line with the KKF’s vision, which is to have a Saudi society with equal opportunities.

The KKF’s collaboration with Mowgli resulted in the creation of the Athar (Impact) Mentoring Program.

This program aims to build and increase the capacity of Saudi mentors, and equip them with the necessary tools to be able to provide mentorship, support and guidance to social entrepreneurs in the Kingdom. Matching mentors with social entrepreneurs and managing their mentorship relationships is a key benefit of the program.

To commence the mentoring program, Mowgli recently delivered a four-day workshop in the KKF premises in Riyadh. Fourteen professionals and business leaders received training to be 360-degree mentors before being matched with 14 social entrepreneurs. Both groups were provided with the guidelines to build solid foundations for their 1-2-1 mentoring relationships. In addition, the matched pairs will be supported over a duration of six months, during which structured on-going support will be provided to ensure that trust-based and impactful mentoring relationships are developed.

Mowgli Mentoring’s CEO Kathleen Bury said: “We see this program supporting the three themes on which the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 was built upon: Developing a vibrant society, a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. By supporting social entrepreneurs, we’re working toward achieving the Kingdom’s economic aspirations of increasing SME GDP contribution by 20–30 percent by 2030. We are, therefore, excited to be back in Saudi Arabia and are honored to be working with the King Khalid Foundation in delivering this program, and building Saudi Arabia’s mentoring capacity to sustainably support change-makers and their surrounding ecosystems for years to come.”

The key to developing entrepreneurship and fostering economic development lies in having a well-balanced ecosystem with equal investment in four key pillars: Environment (schooling, parenting), finance (working capital, debt and equity financing), infrastructure (incubators, accelerators, utilities and sound legal frameworks) and human capital development (mentoring, skills and knowledge development). Mowgli supports the latter and has successfully delivered more than 110 mentoring programs across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.