A new campaign “United for Lebanese Creatives” was launched.
The campaign is dedicated to the support and reconstruction of independent artists and designers in Beirut.
Some 39 designers have been identified whose estimated losses are north of $0.85 million.
On August 4, 2020, two explosions occurred in the port of Beirut. The second explosion was associated with 2750 tons of ammonium nitrate. This explosion is considered one of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions in history.
Beirut’s Mar Mikhaël district is well known for fashionable trendy boutiques, art galleries and antique furniture stores. This area is located just opposite the port of Beirut where the explosion took place. The city’s designers were among the worst affected establishments.
After the tragic event of the explosion in Beirut, a new campaign “United for Lebanese Creatives” was launched. This campaign is dedicated to the support and reconstruction of independent artists and designers in Beirut.
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The ‘United for Lebanese Creatives’ campaign was led by – Slow Factory, an environmental foundation; Starch Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings up-and-coming Lebanese designers; Foundation Saradar, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of culture, art, education and sport; Bureau des Créateurs, which identifies and strategically promotes young talent and offers image consulting, PR, communication and marketing services in the Middle East and North Africa; Maison Pyramid, an international sales and distribution platform for product development and communication.
Some 39 designers have been identified with estimated losses exceeding $0.85 million. The campaign will help these designers rebuild their businesses.
Donations will be accepted both online through the Slow Factory website and through direct bank transfers from the organizers. Several social media campaigns will be launched to raise awareness.
The donation link is https://slowfactory.foundation/superfund.