The difficult situation in Lebanon recently gave rise to a new NGO called Creatives for Lebanon, established to support the damaged creative industry in Lebanon following the deadly Beirut Port explosion.
The NGO recently launched its first initiative: an online marketplace that features a curated selection of fashion items from international luxurious labels.
“Our mission is to leverage the power and potential of the Lebanese diaspora by creatively contributing to support and rebuild our community in Lebanon,” the NGO states on its Instagram account.
The fashion drop features more than 300 exclusive items by 30 designers from around the world, including M Missoni and Christian Dior, Rabih Kayrouz, and other established as well as emerging designers.
The online store, called Beirut Re-Store, offers clothing items with exclusive custom designs that pay homage to Lebanon and the victims of the August 4th explosion that ravaged its capital, with prices ranging from around $30 to more than $4,000 per piece.
All proceeds of the charitable project will go to LIFE Generation USA, which is an initiative providing direct support in Beirut as well as scholarship programs.
The founders of Creatives for Lebanon include stylist Emilie Kareh, womenswear designer Racil Chalhoub, Lebanese jeweler Noor Fares, and other renowned Lebanese fashion designers.
“It’s been incredibly heartening to see the outpouring of support from our creative community from around the world to create bespoke pieces for our first initiative with Beirut Re-Store,” the Creatives for Lebanon team said in a press release.
“We are grateful for everyone’s support, and this is just the beginning.”