News and Insights
Why do we mark World Humanitarian Day?
Posted on August 08 2019
World Humanitarian Day takes place on 19th of August every year. International days are occasions to discuss issues of concern, to inform SEP ambassadors: so together we can address problems,...Read More
The Metaphor laptop bag: what is the story?
Posted on July 10 2019
SEP motives are part of the SEP story. In fact these motives tell unique stories of travel, cultures, and more. They recall masterpieces of architecture like the Alhambra® of Andalusia, or...Read More
Art Stands With Refugees - Art Basel x UNHCR initiative
Posted on June 14 2019
Each year Art Basel, the premier art show of Europe offers a great platform for renowned artists and their works. In Basel UNHCR held the second edition of its “Art Stands With Refugees”...Read More
Meet Gigi, SEP Ambassador in Hong Kong
Posted on June 10 2019
I am Gigi El Debs and I live and love HK. How did you discover SEP? Last summer my sister gave me a green Canvas bag with an embroidered pineapple, as...Read More
Meet Zainab, SEP Youth Ambassador in Jordan
Posted on June 05 2019
My name is Zainab Shami, I’m 17 years old. I’m from Amman, Jordan. Why do u SEP? What about this brand talks to you? I SEP mainly because I am...Read More
Posted on June 02 2019
“Troppo caro! Chi viaggia sa quanto costano queste cose nei paesi d'origine e quindi sanno quanto guadagnano gli artigiani locali" Angela Roberts. Questo Blog cerca di rispondere al dubbio espresso...Read More
Much, much too expensive!
Posted on May 27 2019
“Much, much too expensive! People who travel know how much these goods cost in the countries where they are made and, therefore, also know how much the local workers earn...Read More
The Ethical Wedding of Sinéad O'Sullivan
Posted on May 23 2019
We are happy to see a growing number of ethical initiatives. One of the loveliest and most exciting was by our beloved SEP Ambassador and costume designer Sinéad O'Sullivan. Sinéad works with Academy...Read More
La Biennale in Venice through the eyes of a SEP Ambassador
Posted on May 21 2019
Della Tamari, Board Member of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneve, Human Rights defender and SEP Ambassador, visited La Biennale in Venice on its opening day. We have asked Della for her top...Read More
Why should you wear the SEP kaftan dress?
Posted on April 29 2019
If you are one of us who love comfortable wear, you will love to add our linen hand-embroidered kaftans to your collection. The Kaftan dresses are originally based on Islamic...Read More
WHY IS SEP JORDAN NOT AN NGO?
Posted on April 10 2019
SEP is the abbreviation of Social Enterprise Project, a name which represents our model. A Social Enterprise is a “hybrid” concept: a for-profit company with a mission to create a...Read More
SEPpers' Fashion Revolution
Posted on March 28 2019
It’s time for a fashion revolution! Fashion Revolution campaigns for a fashion industry that conserves and restores our environment and gives people, especially women, a voice. Our values are aligned...Read More
Did you know that the pocket squares were born as SEP Artists’ exam material?
Posted on March 14 2019
The SEP-TAMARI ACADEMY was founded in Jerash Camp in 2016, with the support of the Tamari Foundation from Geneva. At the Academy we have trained hundreds of artists in the arts of...Read More
The story behind the SEP love-heart keyring for MADE51
Posted on February 26 2019
Life in Azraq camp can be tough. The camp was first opened in April 2014 to host refugees fleeing from the Syrian revolution. The camp, located 20 kilometres (12 mi) west...Read More
I am a fan #whyiSEP
Posted on February 21 2019
We are proud to launch the "I am a fan" filter, inspired by SEP Ambassador Maurizio Lualdi. This is a way for us to thank YOU, for having helped SEP...Read More
A job for the future? Embroidery!
Posted on February 05 2019
Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, sees serious change on the horizon. In the next 30 years, artificial intelligence will outpace human knowledge, leading to job loss. “I...Read More
October Days for Sustainable Development Goals, European Investment Bank Institute
Posted on October 28 2017
Photo from left: Dr. Cyril Fegue - University of Luxembourg, Maria Cristina Papetti - ENEL External Relations and Shared Value Manager, Bruno Rossignol - EIB Institute, Peter Saling - BASF Director of Sustainability...Read More
SEP Jordan on Le Temps: a Social Enterprise Model
Posted on September 19 2017
Article by Jasmine Caye for Le Temps: "Le lancement de ce projet inédit est l’aboutissement d’une longue réflexion qui a débouché sur une conviction: l’assistance humanitaire, indispensable dans des situations...Read More
12 Funky Ways to Help!
Posted on September 13 2017
SEP is a Social Enterprise and a Community. Our presence in Jerash Camp has become a catalyst for change and for great initiatives, all borne out of the fantasy of...Read More
In this article:
- the most interesting questions we were asked
- the biggest surprise to us
- the most exciting outcomes for SEP
Posted on June 29 2017
In May of this year, SEP Jordan was invited to attend the World Economic Forum Dead Sea and asked to lead a discussion on social manufacturing. It was a great opportunity to invite...Read More
SEP on CNN behind the scenes, part 2: Asma Aradeh
Posted on August 22 2016
Asma Aradeh, SEP Quality Control Manager at Jerash Camp, talks to CNN journalist Mia Alberti: Q1) When did you come to camp and why? A1) I didn’t come to camp....Read More
SEP at Premiere Classe Accessories Fair, Portes de Versailles, Paris, Sept 2-5
Posted on June 09 2016
The September 2016 Edition of Paris Premiere Classe Accessories Fair is the ''Mediterranean''. We feel a strong connection to the Mediterranean, due to the Moorish inspiration for our geometric hand-embroideries,...Read More
Posted on May 25 2016
Roger Waters feels the SEP story from SEP Jordan on Vimeo.Read More
Sometimes we get asked: why do you embroider on linen so often? isn't it a bit too rough on the skin?
Posted on May 20 2016
Sometimes we get asked: why do you embroider on linen so often? isn't it a bit too rough on the skin? We can never quite answer as extensively as we...Read More
SEP now in store at Clerkenwell London!
Posted on April 21 2016
It is a pleasure and an honor to be part of the carefully and tastefully curated list of Designers at Clerkenwell London, a new destination for the discovery of niche and established...Read More
Posted on April 04 2016
Come and meet the SEP team for a night of SEP galore and music with the amazing Mohammed Assaf on April 10th, 2016. SEP will host a Pop Up Sale...Read More
Wafa's dream home imagined by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved, Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016.
A section within someone else's house, made up of a bedroom, a small living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom is where Wafa, her husband, their four daughters and only son live. [...]
Posted on March 30 2016
Wafa's dream home imagined by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved, Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016. A section within someone else's house, made up of a bedroom, a small...Read More
Yusra's dream by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved, Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016.
18 years ago, Yusra’s brother Abdulrahman was rushed to hospital due to a severe kidney failure. His sickness broke his mother and sister’s hearts, “I hate remembering those days, they were the most miserable times of my life [...]
Posted on February 26 2016
Yusra's dream by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved, Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016. 18 years ago, Yusra’s brother Abdulrahman was rushed to hospital due to a severe kidney failure. His sickness...Read More
Harpers Bazaar Arabia Feature on SEP:
Posted on February 23 2016
''The CEO and founder of SEP Jordan talks to Bazaar about her inspirations and aspirations Harper’s Bazaar Arabia: Describe your spring/summer collection in five words... Roberta Ventura: Alhambra-inspired, hand-embroidered with love....Read More
Hind's kids by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved, Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016.
Hind is 33 years old, she has been married for the past 15 years. 9 of those 15 years were spent undergoing fertility treatment which took a huge toll on Hind and her husband on all fronts [...]
Posted on February 01 2016
Hind's kids by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved, Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016. Hind is 33 years old, she has been married for the past 15 years. 9...Read More
Zainab's daugher and her friends as imagined by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016.Zainab never attended university and had not received vocational training, this made her fear that she would never find an honorable job. [...]
Posted on January 26 2016
Zainab's daugher and her friends as imagined by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016. Zainab and her husband have been together for two...Read More
Amna imagined by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved, Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016.
A beautiful white dress and a glamorous wedding ceremony is what Amna finds herself constantly daydreaming about lately. “Just like Cinderella” Amna says, laughing. [...]
Posted on January 22 2016
Amna imagined by Hani Abbas. All rights reserved, Hani Abbas for SEP, April 2016. A beautiful white dress and a glamorous wedding ceremony is what Amna finds herself constantly...Read More
AMNA's children IMAGINED BY HANI ABBAS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, HANI ABBAS FOR SEP, APRIL 2016.
Abdallah is a child who suffered from a rare liver disease. His mother Amna suffered with him and endured a lot of pain throughout his illness.
Posted on January 12 2016
AMNA's children IMAGINED BY HANI ABBAS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, HANI ABBAS FOR SEP, APRIL 2016. Abdallah is a child who suffered from a rare liver disease. His mother...Read More
Haleema Zaidan Abdulrahman Alankasouiri
Photo Credit: Farras Oran
Acting as both a mother and a father to her seven children, Haleema lives in a house that is theirs - and theirs only. She emphasizes her appreciation for a home she calls her own because she knows how difficult it is for the women in the camp who have to share shelters with their fathers, brothers, in-laws.
Posted on January 06 2016
Haleema Zaidan Abdulrahman Alankasouiri Photo Credit: Farras Oran Acting as both a mother and a father to her seven children, Haleema lives in a house that is theirs - and...Read More
Eyesight Tests in collaboration with Al Dowali Optics from Zarqa
Posted on December 17 2015
December 17th, 2015 - what a Christmas gift by Amer Nimri, of Al Dowali Optics in Zarqa, Jordan!All the SEP artists had a free eye examination at the camp,...Read More
SEP is proud to present new Brand Ambassador Mary Nazzal-Batayneh and its partnership with Landmark Hotels
Posted on December 17 2015
Mary Nazzal-Batayneh is a barrister, human rights activist, mother and founder of Landmark Hotels.Mary featured again this year on the Forbes Middle East top 200 Most Powerful Arab Women list. Mary was...Read More
SEP and the Tamari Foundation launch the SEP-TF Academy in Jerash Camp, Jordan
Posted on December 17 2015
When Philanthropy meets Social Enterprise.The SEP & Tamari Foundation Academy offers vocational training and formation in the field of textile needlework to existing and prospect SEP embroidery artists. The Academy will improve...Read More
Posted on September 27 2015
Posted on September 23 2015
We love this article by Grace Cook for the FT written back in June this year. Once again an article that encompasses a lot of what SEP stands for. Read...Read More
Refugees Welcome - September 2015: SEP opens its doors to Syrian Refugees
Posted on September 19 2015
Dear Readers and SEP followers, the 300+ team of SEP artisans in Jerash ''Gaza'' Camp feel strongly that Syrian refugees who are looking for a new life in Europe should...Read More
Posted on August 21 2015
We are delighted to share with you an interesting and insightful article by Jessica Bumpus, which shares the SEP views. SEP is all about offering our clients a way to...Read More
Posted on July 27 2015
http://www.msnbc.com/road-map very interesting interview, as refugee population reaches unprecedented levels. Author and journalist Chaker Khazaal reminds us how important it is to de-victimise refugees and to employ them instead....thank you...Read More
Posted on July 17 2015
SEP Ambassador Chaker Khazaal on the Huff Post on the occasion of World Refugee Day: Refugees: Existence. Resistance. Persistence.Read More
Posted on July 02 2015
Danpol luxury store: the kingdom of fashion, for man and woman. The one-stop-shop in Torino for elegance, the big brands of fashion and NEW IDEAS. Danpol stock all OUR favourite brands:...Read More
Posted on June 09 2015
Social Enterprises in Gaza Camp, Jordan - analysed by Tala El Issa. The most relevant point for SEP is the interview to the SEP Manager based in Gaza Camp, Nawal...Read More
Posted on April 30 2015
elegant, chic, ethical, sustainable, natural fabric only...what more can one ask for this summer? #fashionblog #fashion #style #cotedazur #ethicalfashion Collection Launch Dates: Geneva, June 3rd 2015 London, June 4th 2015Read More
Posted on April 09 2015
SEP is seen as part of the solution by Author Chaker Khazaal on his recent Huffington Post Article: ''Palestinian Refugees: Employment is the Solution'' Abstract: ``Roberta Ventura, founder of The...Read More
Posted on April 09 2015
Sneak peak: the sequel to last winter's best-selling pashmina is 100% Italian linen, ecru color, about 2 meters long and 80cm wide and it will feature a new pattern by SEP's...Read More
Mohammad Assaf, Arab Idol in Geneva!
Posted on March 21 2015
Arab Idol Mohammad Assaf, Goodwill Ambassador of UNRWA will hold is first ever Geneva Concert on June 3rd. SEP is honoured to be one of the event's Sponsors. We will...Read More
Introducing #SEPart - a collaboration with Artist Hani Abbas, inspired by SEP creations
Posted on February 03 2015
Introducing #SEPart - an inspiring collaboration with Artist Hani Abbas. Artwork inspired by the SEP creations. Inspiring Pattern: The Rose - as seen on the SEP Catalogue. http://issuu.com/sepjordan/docs/bespoke_catalogue_2015 Browse the whole #SEPart...Read More