This piece is part of our Debut Quilts Collection. Soraya is a strong willed woman from a village named Khalta inside the Fayoum Oasis. She is fearless, outspoken and determined to become one of the first local female business owners Khalta has ever seen. Years ago a Swiss tailor met Soraya and taught her the craft of quilt making in hopes of starting a project in the village. Excited for his sister’s new venture, her brother invested a piece of land in Khalta to build the project’s headquarters on. However, the project was soon thwarted leaving Soraya with nothing but her strong will, a new skill, and a few bare walls erect in the desert which stood abandoned for years.
Today we are so proud to announce our first completely women-made collection, a line of hand stitched patchwork quilts and oven-mitts. With this collection we aim to bring life back to the Khalta headquarters and create sustainable income for Soraya and her team of empowered women.