The amount of young women starting up their own creative business endeavours makes me proud. I am what you could call a simple feminist. I am all for girl power, equal rights and strong women but with good traditional family values. I love that these women are creative. I love that they have passion for what they are making and that they are selling it. I am seeing groups popping up on facebook every day by women selling jewelry, accessories and home accessories that they have made themselves. I am also seeing lots of women who are selling clothes that have been bought in from abroad. Although I am more proud of the women selling their own handmade goods because I think this is better for the economy and overall future of the country because it creates pride in Egyptian goods and should eventually create a productive society instead of a consuming one.
Here are some of the great examples that are on facebook:
Shakmageya copper jewelry.
Fofo hand painted t-shirts and bags
Crochet and Knit Lovers the name says it all.
Hand Touch handmade purses and bags
Personalized Accessories I just wish that they could come up with a catchy name like their lovely pendants and rings.
Any of these products would make a lovely gift. Most of these artists offer personalization and special orders. I also find prices amazingly fair and affordable. If you have this kind of talent you really need to be out there making your stuff and selling it.