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RIYADH: Feminine camel homeowners final week had the possibility, for the primary time ever, to showcase their animals in a camel magnificence contest on the annual King Abdulaziz Camel Competition in Saudi Arabia. However they weren’t the one ladies to play a distinguished position on the occasion; others contributed by offering the spectacular equipment that helped the camels catch the eyes of the judges.

Noura Al-Ghannam, for instance, is the proprietor of Safayef, an organization that focuses on making custom-made camel capes, covers, necklaces and different equipment.

“I began my enterprise two years in the past, in 2019, however a 12 months earlier than that we studied the native market and the issues in conventional merchandise and the way they’re restricted,” she instructed Arab Information.

She got here to the conclusion that conventional capes for camels have been very plain and easy and lacked fashion, so she determined to brighten them up with the addition of colourful embroidery and by providing a wide range of materials. The identify of the enterprise, Safayef, refers back to the ornament created from woolen threads that seems on the camel equipment.

“I noticed that we want completely different materials for camel capes which can be appropriate for winter and summer season, and a few are solely appropriate for formal events,” Al-Ghannam stated. “We additionally work on necklaces and medals.” 

Every colourful, embroidered cape is custom-made and meticulously stitched as per the exact measurement of the camel to make sure an ideal match. (Equipped)

Stitching has been certainly one of her passions since a really younger age, she added.

“I beloved embroidering and including equipment on materials, and whereas most designers are likely to design conventional garments, I wished to vary from them and enhance camels, as I’ve an curiosity in them,” she stated.

One of many challenges she confronted in establishing her enterprise was the bespoke nature of the equipment she supplies, which require exact measurements to make sure they completely match the camel they’re made for.

“One of many explanation why we don’t have a retail retailer is as a result of these garments are specifically tailor-made and customised for one camel at a time,” Al-Ghannam stated. “Once we get an order we now have to take the measurements of the camel so it could match the garments completely. 

Every colourful, embroidered cape is custom-made and meticulously stitched as per the exact measurement of the camel to make sure an ideal match. (Equipped)

“One of many greatest challenges that we had was taking the measurements for a camel. Nonetheless, after a 12 months of working with camels, we overcame the issue and now it has develop into simpler to take action.”

Al-Ghannam stated that she needs to broaden her enterprise to all Gulf international locations and aspires to it changing into the main specialist model for camel equipment.

Her shoppers embrace camel homeowners and the organizers of camel festivals, and she or he revealed that she additionally receives many requests for horse equipment.

“I do know many horse homeowners need equipment for his or her horses,” she stated. “Nonetheless, Safayef is a enterprise specializing in camel equipment solely — and in any enterprise, it is extremely necessary to concentrate on what you do finest.”

Al-Ghannam stated that when she began her enterprise she contacted the Kingdom’s Camel Membership and defined her enterprise plans. They welcomed her with open arms, she added, and this 12 months she participated within the King Abdulaziz Camel Competition for the primary time by offering flags, necklaces, scarves and embroidered covers.

Safayef has additionally provided camel capes and workforce uniforms to the Eid Caravans initiative, organized by the Ahyaha Humanitarian Basis in cooperation with the Saudi Camel Membership, Diriyah Gate Growth Authority, and the Imam Mohammad bin Saud Charity Society. The initiative concerned a convoy of 14 camels loaded with presents that have been distributed to greater than 400 houses. As well as, Safayef has participated in different particular occasions, together with for Saudi Nationwide Day and Eid.

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