“We search the globe for designers with a story to tell,” says Nour Khoury, co-founder and managing partner of Bucolik the new e-commerce website founded in Beirut connecting international consumers with new and emerging designers directly at their ateliers. On the site you can not only read in-depth information about individual designers and their products but purchase items directly. Bucolik then instructs the designers, who take care of shipment and packaging themselves.
Khoury’s inspiration came when she noticed how her personal style blog promoted designers she’d written about. Now alongside co-founder, Rudy Seikaly, Khoury’s constantly on the look out for small labels in far-flung places to add to the site’s roster. Bucolik has also developed a workshop in Lebanon’s Beit Hebbak region, to train women in garment construction and sewing. Proceeds of all sales from the site go to funding the workshop’s mandate to provide a workshop environment that is both an empowering and stimulating place to create. What’s not to love?