Dubai’s de­signer pro­gram launched

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

The United Arab Emi­rates’s Dubai de­sign dis­trict on Tues­day launched what it called the Empowerment Pro­gram through In­dus­try Col­lab­o­ra­tion, to de­velop the fash­ion in­dus­try. Maitha Al-Suwaidi, di­rec­tor and head of re­la­tions man­age­ment at the de­sign dis­trict, said that 80 per­cent of the fash­ion sold in the Mid­dle East and North Africa was im­ported from other parts of the world. Founded in 2013 by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al-Mak­toum, the de­sign dis­trict has be­come home to hun­dreds of de­sign­ers from around the world.

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