MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab
Arab Startup Competition Thirteenth Edition 2020
Social Entrepreneurship Track
Arab Startup Competition Thirteenth Edition 2020: Social Entrepreneurship Track - Semi-finalist
Second ST. SARL is a social enterprise that aims to sustain Creative Space Beirut, a non-profit free school for fashion design. The social enterprise houses three socially-conscious brands (CSB ready-to-wear, Second ST. and Roni Helou), all of which are sold locally at a boutique in Beirut Souks; and online through the online store, csb-shop.com. The eCommerce platform serves as a foundation for Creative Space Beirut’s alumni, in terms of increasing their exposure while featuring their collaborations and attracting work opportunities. The enterprise promotes equal opportunities within the creative sector, and works to make the design world more accessible to talented individuals who lack the resources to pursue a career in design due to elitist industry modes. Ultimately, it is a way for the proactive generation to engage in methods of conscious consumerism.