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Saudi company offers eco-friendly travel luggage

- AMEERA ABID

Najoob Travel is a novel business venture offering 100 percent cotton fabric bags designed to help organize luggage.

Mervat Al-Samman, owner and founder of the startup, drew on her own travel experience­s to set up the company.

She said: “I travel with my family and kids and organizing three to four bags for every trip can be hard work. This is where I got the inspiratio­n from to make things easier and turn the idea into a business so that other people could benefit from it.”

Initially, Al-Samman struggled to source suppliers of the cotton she required for her bags. “As well as calculatin­g and managing the cost of the raw materials, printing was also a bit difficult at first,” she added.

Her bags are eco-friendly and reusable. “I think what makes my products stand out is the fact that they are Saudi made, with localized cultural designs adding a personal touch to the bags,” she said.

Al-Samman noted that the bags had proved popular as a gift for newlyweds. “Customers are happy with the quality, and often express their surprise at how simple and effective the bags are.”

The entreprene­ur aims to expand her business by launching an online store and extending the reach of her products to a national and regional audience.

I think what makes my products stand out is the fact that they are Saudi

made, with localized cultural designs adding a personal touch to

the bags.

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