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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 13 2016 4:57 PM UTC +00:00
$1,493
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 13 2016 4:57 PM UTC +00:00

About

Menidy works to tap into international markets to support their livelihoods, as well as preserve their undiscovered handmade designs. Through its e-commerce website, Menidy provides art lovers internationally the opportunity to purchase authentic, unique products from a trusted source. This, in turn, will prevent artisans from abandoning their traditional crafts due to the highly industrialized marketplace and dramatic decrease in the number of tourists coming to Egypt.

QUILTS

Menidy discovered the Khayamiya, or the Egyptian tentmakers. These artisans used their imagination to transform their ancient craft, popular among royals in the Ottoman empire. 

A sample from our wide selection of quilts
A sample from our wide selection of quilts


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They hand-stitch colorful Egyptian cotton fabrics using only a needle, thimble, scissors and their incredible skills to create exquisite quilts, with great precision that can never be replicated.

Our quilts come with different sizes and designs and they can be used as both pillow covers and wall art.  

Variety of quilted pillow covers
Variety of quilted pillow covers

 

Variety of colors
Variety of colors

 

Mixed designs
Mixed designs

 

Arabian design
Arabian design

 

Exquisite pillow covers
Exquisite pillow covers

 

 

Frame your quilt as an art piece
Frame your quilt as an art piece

 

Village landscapes that will color your space
Village landscapes that will color your space

The variety of their designs and colors make them the perfect gift for your loved ones, what's better than a beautiful custom made quilt from Egypt.

Egyptian traditional dancing for art lovers
Egyptian traditional dancing for art lovers

Our larger sized quilts can be used as wall hangings, or a unique bed cover that is both soft and durable. 

Add vibrancy to your home and office
Add vibrancy to your home and office

 

Our quilts provide a sense of tranquility
Our quilts provide a sense of tranquility

If we reach our goal, we will provide a larger selection of unreleased quilts to all of our backers, guaranteeing they receive the artisans' newest collection first.

SCARVES

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“Scarfee” is a group of young people creating extraordinary scarves made with High quality cotton fabrics, due to it's softness, strength, and durability.

 

The lightweight quality and versatility of these scarves is guaranteed to go beyond any scarf you’ve ever worn.

Collection patterns
Collection patterns

 

Zeina Design
Zeina Design

 

Zeina Design pattern
Zeina Design pattern

Scarfee sized the scarves to be worn in 5 different ways, giving you the option to make a completely new outfit with only one staple item. 

Fabrics to make you feel your best
Fabrics to make you feel your best

 

Classic styles to make your outfits elegant
Classic styles to make your outfits elegant

 

Variety of colors
Variety of colors

 

Different is beautiful
Different is beautiful

 

Dabka design pattern
Dabka design pattern

 

Dress well, live better.
Dress well, live better.

 

Warda design pattern
Warda design pattern

 

Vibrant colors to match all seasons
Vibrant colors to match all seasons

Sama design pattern
Sama design pattern

 

Express your individuality through our scarves
Express your individuality through our scarves

 

Antika design pattern
Antika design pattern

 

Modeling
Modeling

Egyptian Cotton

Throughout the past two centuries, Egyptian cotton has prevailed as one of Egypt's biggest competitive advantages. With an established reputation of being the "best" cotton in the world, its softness, strength and superior characteristics, have positioned products made of Egyptian cotton as the world's finest.


Why support us?

Supporting Egyptian artisans: Hundreds of artisans in rural villages across Egypt dedicate their lives to sustaining ancient crafts. With no internet access and little financial resources, the artisans, over 70% of them women, are currently unable to grow independently.

We guarantee your mind will be blown. You're probably excited to receive your order and brag about it - just wait until you see it with your own eyes! The quality of the handmade products and their beauty will blow your mind.

Because We Need You. Our dream is to create sustainable livelihoods for the artisans and give the world amazing products at the same time - this would never be possible with your support.

Kickstarter-Only Discount - We want to thank you for supporting Menidy by offering our products with a very discounted price. Building a relationship with our supporters is much more important than profit- it's an international family we're looking for.

More artisans showing their products - For each stretch goal we reach, we'll add another line of products by different artisans. We have more than 100 artisans waiting for an opportunity to show their handmade work to the world - let's make their dream come true. 

Spread the Love!

Know any friends or family who would love our work? Please take a moment to share our Kickstarter campaign with them! It only takes a couple clicks, but it'll help them, and us, a whole lot. 

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Our Team

Nabil khalifa
Nabil khalifa
Nabil Khalifa: is an Egyptian petroleum engineer and founder of Menidy. He created this project after traveling throughout Egypt with his partner, Colette Ghunim, discovering unknown handmade goods along the way. Nabil realized the potential of the artisans' products to reach international markets. He began researching and building his team of local Egyptian youth, who believed this project could transform the lives of artisans across the country.

Medhat adel emam
Medhat adel emam

Medhat adel emam: Co-founder and the Operation Manager of Menidy, Medhat has worked as a Lecturer and Trainer in Business and Personal Development for over 9 years. On the side, he loves the arts and music, along with helping people grow through life coaching. 
Hussien Ali
Hussien Ali

Hussien Ali:  Co-Founder and the Marketing Specialist in Menidy, Hussein is a Marketing major in his third year of college. He has volunteered for 5 years in various community service and student organizations, aiming to help students build their career path.

Credits:

A big thank you to all those who have supported this project with their own skills and talents. They have helped to transform Menidy from an idea into a tangible reality supporting artisans across in Egypt.

Music credits 

The Dr. Musician & Ben Sound 

Video credits

Abdullah Emad - Crispy Shots
Mohamed Mekhamer  
Eastanubis & Apirut
 

Photography

Abdullah Emad - Crispy Shots
Mohamed Medhat - United Studio

Graphic design 

Nour Mohammed  (Campaign designer)

Mahmoud Hossam

 

Risks and challenges

1- Our products are handcrafted. As with most individually handmade items, minor variations do occur, which often enhance the uniqueness and authenticity of each product. We CAN guarantee, however, that the beauty of our products will leave you more than satisfied with your contribution.

2- Products may be subject to import taxes and duties which are levied when the delivery reaches the specified destination. Please note that we have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Because all our products are lightweight, paying customs is less likely to happen, but worth mentioning for transparency reasons.

3- Some designs may take time than expected to manufacture. We do our best to deliver products before the estimated delivery time; if any delays do arise, we will make sure to inform our backers immediately.

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    For your generous contribution, our artisans will handcraft a specially-designed quilts based on your color and design preferences. This reward will take up to 2 months to be completed by multiple local artisans. Your name will also be stitched onto the quilt, making this one of the most unique and special gifts we offer.

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Funding period

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