Thaat Social enterprise & Innovative Consultancy

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Social sector
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A design and research social enterprise based in Cairo that aims to empower local artisans and emerging designers through holistic tailored solutions.

THAAT mission
- Empowering local artisans (especially girls and women) to maintain a sustainable livelihood.

- Improving the productivity, design, quality and diversification of local handicrafts.

-Reviving and preserving old traditional handicrafts.

- Create more job opportunities for both artisans and designers and fostering direct relationships between them.

-Supporting up and coming design talents .


Thaat is the brainchild of Peri A. Abou Zied, who prefers to be described as someone who holds a lamp over her head rather than a social entrepreneur. Peri is based in Cairo and holds a MFA in Outsiders art and an MA. in Social Entrepreneurship from Goldsmiths college.

Our work philosophy: We seek smaller numbers of beneficiaries at each initiative because at Thaat we want to influence the way our beneficiaries handle their craft and design businesses.
We will also focus on expanding our craft/design and business related industries networks-that are significant in supporting long-term sustainable social, cultural and economic benefits.