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Two young Lebanese fashionistas start gorgeous recycled clothing line


Friends and classmates Maha Mrad and Hikmat Al Khansa have two passions in common: fashion and social change. They're working to launch a line of recycled and up-cycled fashions in Lebanon called Second Chance.

Hikmat explains, “It’s hard for Lebanese people to admit to buying used clothes.”

“We want to show people that it's okay to wear secondhand clothing,” Maha says. “Wearing such clothes can be trendy and helpful to both community and environment. It's not something to be ashamed of."

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  • Omaat .org

    Truly inspiring. Such strength.

  • Cait Emma

    This is awesome. It's in the similar vein to Patagonia's Common Threads Partnership—they mend older, damaged, or out of style clothing. As a fixer, I'm so happy that we are reusing such a basic, a widely good like clothing. These are initiatives our society(ies) really need in order to maintain sustainability.

  • WomenYSK

    Love this!

  • Tom Maybrier

    Wow, they are really awesome! It's so cool that their project serves a dual purpose - diverting materials from landfills and de-stigmatizing the re-use of clothing.

    The clothes look great too!