Concept boutique Homegrown Market celebrates fifth anniversary

Concept boutique Homegrown Market celebrates fifth anniversary
1 / 3
Concept boutique Homegrown Market celebrates fifth anniversary
2 / 3
Concept boutique Homegrown Market celebrates fifth anniversary
3 / 3
Updated 06 February 2019

Concept boutique Homegrown Market celebrates fifth anniversary

Concept boutique Homegrown Market celebrates fifth anniversary

JEDDAH: It was high-fives all round on Monday as the popular Jeddah-based concept boutique, Homegrown Market, celebrated its fifth anniversary.
A platform for local and Middle-Eastern creative talent, Homegrown Market offers consumers an original and diverse multi-brand shopping experience. 
Managing director, Tamara Abukhadra, spoke to Arab News reflecting on the vision of Homegrown Market's role in promoting an entrepreneurial society. “Firstly, I would like to thank customers for shopping local.” she said. “Homegrown's growth is a representation of our growing creative talent. In marking our fifth anniversary, we are not just celebrating Homegrown Market as a marketplace; It is a celebration of the concept and our amazing local talent. We started five years ago with about 15 designers, and now we have more than 100. Four of our designers have even opened their own flagship stores such as Badawiah, Sinless, Yataghan, and Orange Blossom.”
Abukhadra thanked customers for contributing to the business success story by shopping local.
Launched in 2014, Homegrown Market gives creative entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase and sell their products without having to organize and foot the substantial costs of having their own retail establishment.
“Homegrown Market is serviced retail,” Abukhadra said. “The designers drop off their products with us, and we take care of sales. Everything from providing sales assistants and handling money exchange, to producing sales reports. This allows them (the designers) to focus on the creative process and to learn about market trends and consumer behavior.”
In addition to housing emerging fashion, art, and lifestyle brands, Homegrown Market offers shoppers the chance to buy stationery items, hand-crafted accessories, and culinary creations. “They are not just shopping a product, but months of hard work, sweat, trial and error that has turned into a success,” added Abukhadra.
Homegrown Market’s fashion brands include Moja Majka, Lasuna, Nasiba Hafiz, Mansoojat, Rouba Dayani, Abaya Factory, Qumasha, Rotana, Thaa, and Nouf Fetaihi. 
Among the accessory brands are Min Maadan Alensan, Azha, Alhassan caps, Adios Amor, and Mine bags, with beauty and jewelry covered by names such as Diggn’It, Rose and Amber, Sepale, Lilian Ismail, Haneen Saber, and Shaima.
Homeware, food and beverage brands include Chocolate Couture, Manzil Bazar, Cleanse and Glow, Nawami, Haya Sawan granola, Goin’ Nuts, and Ms. Moh.
The anniversary celebrations were held in-store and featured an array of artistic activities.
Saudi artist Abdullah Qandeel staged a live art display during which he painted a series of original prints, while another painter from the Kingdom, Rex Chouk, launched an exhibition of his works.
Some of the many Homegrown Market shoppers who attended the event in Jeddah, won gifts and prizes from local businesses. Design Magazine, Saudi Arabia’s first design networking publication, crafted a human-sized acrylic magazine cover for visitors to pose and take photos with.
“Successful local brands inspire the youth to be creative,” Abukhadra said. “I have noticed that creative entrepreneurs are starting to experiment and create brands at a much younger age. They are also reaching out to established brands for advice and even collaborations.
“Brands used to adopt a competitive attitude, but today there is more of an innovative and collaborative spirit. This is what we have been trying to create and maintain at Homegrown,” she added.
 


Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue
Updated 17 January 2021

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

Asian Business Leadership Forum launches virtual venue

DUBAI: The 14th Edition of the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF), Asia’s most influential leadership series that engages the region’s visionaries, strategists, experts and influencers in conversations seeking equitable solutions for pressing socio-economic issues, is now live and hosted on its bespoke virtual venue, the ABLF City - a state-of-the-art virtual environment that facilitates the global virtual event series.

Registered users have access to world-class forums, round tables, masterclasses, workshops and the ABLF Expo featuring its partners. Through the ABLF Talks Live, users can engage with some of the world’s brightest leaders and proactive global citizens as they debate and discuss ways to secure and protect our collective future after the pandemic.

The ABLF Talks Live will host its first edition in 2021 on Jan. 18 from 12.45 PM – 5.15 PM (GMT +4) at the ABLF City. The Virtual Conclaves, to be held every month till December 2021, features in-depth conversations with Asia’s policy-makers and decision takers on relevant subjects of the times and enables proactive online networking.

The speakers at the January 18 Conclave are: Aaditya Mattoo, Chief Economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, Alisha Moopen, Deputy Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Dr Ayesha Khanna, CEO and Co-Founder ADDO AI, Singapore, Gaurav Gupta, Co-Founder, Zomato, Sacha Jafri, Artist, Kathleen Rogers, President, EARTHDAY.ORG and H.E. Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO Dubai FDI.

To register for the event, click here (https://www.ablf.com/talks-live-registration)