Sabine Wessels

sandmade desert design

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Name: Sabine Wessels
Organization: sandmade desert design
Title: Founder
I am starting up as a social entrepreneur. Basically I encourage Egyptian companies to use local handicrafted products e.g. as business gifts, stationery or interior design elements. I believe that design is a tool for development and income, as well as for environmental and social progress and want to strengthen the nexus between design and development, culture and commerce, art and craft, and environment and ethics.

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Sep 11, 2013 / 3 Comments / in Employment, Economic development, Fair trade

"sandbag desert design" is an intercultural design label that provides fairly waged work for poor and marginalised Egyptian women, gives young designers from Europe and Egypt an opportunity to interchange experiences and know how with traditional craftswomen and combines joy of fashion with global justice.