Top Picks in the United Arab Emirates


Who said that if you had to buy “art”, you always had to buy only paintings, artifacts and sculptures?

Stopping to take care of daily chores just got an artistic twist, with Emirati artist Abdulla Lutfi’s line of canvas bags, a collaboration with Grandiose Supermarkets. Abdulla Lutfi, or AL as he prefers to sign his work, is known for his signature art style using black markers on a white background. His illustrations, complete with humorous speech bubbles, have been consistent throughout his storytelling and also on the bags, which can be purchased at the supermarket. Both variations use contemporary character-based illustrations, two Emirati characters, which humanize eco-friendly slogans like “Stop No More Plastic” and “This Is Not A Plastic Bag.” Lutfi says, “At a time when my home country is at the forefront of its environment-focused initiatives, I am honored to work with Grandiose and contribute to the movement in the way that I know best. Through my art.

It’s time to choose an Advent calendar, well almost. For beauty fanatics, The Body Shop’s Ultimate Advent Calendar will be an exciting purchase, filled with new products, beauty tools and everything one needs to take care of body and soul. spirit. Scrub, soften and brush your skin into a beautiful Christmas with the brand’s new Edelweiss Sheet Mask, iconic Shea Body Butter, serenely scented Pillow Mist and more. The best part, it contains Community Fair Trade recycled plastic, yes the Box of Wishes and Wonders Advent Calendar supports initiatives to reduce plastic pollution, by supporting Plastics for Change waste pickers in Bengaluru, India with fair pay and better working conditions. . Additionally, Rethink Plastic is an initiative of Emirates Nature-WWF to help reduce plastic pollution in the UAE. Buy a REUSABLE bag made of recycled materials from any store in the UAE and play your part in reducing the use of single-use plastic bags.

WILD FABRIK, GCC’s sustainable lifestyle brand, has launched a limited edition collection of nine T-shirts, in partnership with the Emirates Nature-World Wildlife Fund. Called WILD Fabrik in the Wild, the designs focus on wild animals, a few of which are endangered and local to the United Arab Emirates. The collection will include a T-shirt from natrl, the UAE’s first canned mineral water. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the collection will go to the Emirates Nature-World Wildlife Fund. The brand seeks to bridge the gap between green growers and conscious shoppers, while sowing the seeds of environmental awareness and educating people today, for the benefit of people tomorrow. Gergana Abdulrahman, co-founder of WILD FABRIK says: “With this collaboration, we want to create a buzz around the plight of animals and our nature through a fun activation that will give people a reason to feel good and smile while giving back to local causes.

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas, we hum the song and fill our carts with Christmas balls. For the fourth year in a row, Crate and Barrel has collaborated with regional artists to create handmade ornaments with a difference. This year’s Ornaments for a Cause were designed by Loompop, Abdulla Lutfi and, for the first time, Nio Artt, featuring local designs and limited edition flag designs. A portion of the proceeds from sales will be donated to charity.

Etika Jewels, an online jewelry store, offers beautiful, ethical, conscious, and affordable diamond and gold jewelry alternatives that aim to raise ethical standards in the diamond industry. Synthetic diamonds are real diamonds created in a different environment: inside a laboratory. They are physically and chemically identical to their mined counterparts, just more ethical, making them indistinguishable from their mined counterparts. They are also free from conflict, child labor or unsafe working conditions because they are ethically produced using specialized technology in a controlled laboratory. Additionally, the brand’s commitment to conscious luxury is reflected every step of the way: 100% digital branding, minimal inventory, eco-friendly packaging materials and vegan leather jewelry boxes.

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