Salma Maternity / Machghalna

National Network

Abi road, Dr. Rachid Mouawad center, behind Credit Libanais Bank
zgharta 1304

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Organisation Type
Private Company
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Environment/Sustainable development
General Information

Sure, here is the requested information for SALMA MATERNITY and MACHGHALNA:

SALMA MATERNITY and MACHGHALNA are sustainable fashion initiatives based in Lebanon. The organization employs a dedicated team of 5 staff members focused on design, production, marketing, and administration. Additionally, we collaborate with local artisans, tailors, and community organizations as part of our network.

Our annual budgetary resources amount to approximately $50,000, primarily sourced from sales revenue, grants, and partnerships with impact investors and philanthropic organizations.

Our modalities of action include designing and producing sustainable fashion collections, organizing educational workshops and awareness campaigns, participating in industry conferences and exhibitions, and collaborating with schools and NGOs on social impact projects.

Key partners involved in our activities include local universities, environmental NGOs, government agencies, and international organizations promoting sustainable development and ethical fashion practices.

Mission and Objectives

As SALMA MATERNITY and MACHGHALNA, our mission is to revolutionize the fashion industry by promoting sustainability, ethical practices, and social impact. We aim to empower women, support local communities, and contribute positively to the environment through our innovative approaches.

Our objectives include:

1. Promoting Sustainable Fashion: We strive to create fashionable and functional clothing using eco-friendly materials and ethical production methods, reducing our environmental footprint.

2. Empowering Women: Through SALMA MATERNITY, we aim to support expectant mothers by providing them with comfortable and stylish maternity wear, fostering body positivity and confidence during pregnancy.

3. Social Impact: MACHGHALNA focuses on upcycling and repurposing old garments, reducing textile waste, and creating employment opportunities for local artisans and seamstresses.

4. Community Engagement: We organize awareness campaigns, workshops, and events to educate the public about sustainability, ethical fashion, and social responsibility.

5. Collaborations and Partnerships: We seek to collaborate with like-minded organizations, universities, NGOs, and government agencies to drive positive change in the fashion industry and promote sustainable practices on a larger scale.

Overall, our mission is to inspire, educate, and lead by example, encouraging others to adopt sustainable and ethical practices in fashion and beyond.

Main Projects / Activities

As SALMA MATERNITY and MACHGHALNA, our main projects and activities are geared towards promoting sustainability, empowering women, and fostering social impact. Some of our key initiatives include:

1. Upcycling and Sustainable Fashion: MACHGHALNA specializes in upcycling old garments and materials into new, stylish fashion pieces. We promote sustainable fashion practices by repurposing textiles, reducing waste, and minimizing our environmental footprint.

2. Maternity Wear and Body Positivity: SALMA MATERNITY offers a range of comfortable and stylish maternity wear for expectant mothers. Our goal is to empower women during pregnancy, promote body positivity, and provide functional clothing options that prioritize comfort without compromising on style.

3. Awareness Campaigns and Workshops: We organize awareness campaigns, workshops, and events focused on sustainability, ethical fashion, and social responsibility. These initiatives aim to educate the public, raise awareness about environmental issues in the fashion industry, and encourage conscious consumer choices.

4. Community Engagement and Collaboration: We actively engage with local communities, artisans, and seamstresses, creating employment opportunities and supporting local economies. We collaborate with universities, NGOs, and government agencies to drive positive change, promote sustainable practices, and advocate for social impact in the fashion industry.

5. Research and Innovation: We invest in research and innovation to develop new techniques, materials, and technologies that promote sustainability in fashion. This includes exploring eco-friendly fabrics, implementing circular economy principles, and adopting innovative design strategies.

Overall, our main projects and activities revolve around sustainability, empowerment, community engagement, and innovation, reflecting our commitment to creating a positive impact in the fashion industry and beyond.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

As SALMA MATERNITY and MACHGHALNA, we can contribute to the Network in our country in several ways:

1. Expertise in Sustainable Fashion: We can share our expertise in sustainable fashion practices, upcycling techniques, and eco-friendly materials with other members of the Network. This includes hosting workshops, webinars, and training sessions to educate and empower fashion designers, entrepreneurs, and artisans on sustainable fashion principles.

2. Collaborative Projects: We are open to collaborating on joint projects and initiatives that promote sustainability, social impact, and innovation in the fashion industry. This can include joint research projects, awareness campaigns, and community engagement initiatives aimed at driving positive change.

3. Networking and Partnerships: We can leverage our network of partners, collaborators, and stakeholders to facilitate connections and partnerships within the Network. This includes connecting with other organizations, businesses, and institutions that share similar values and goals related to sustainability and social responsibility.

4. Advocacy and Policy Influence: We are committed to advocating for policies and regulations that support sustainable fashion practices, ethical production, and environmental protection. We can actively participate in advocacy campaigns, policy discussions, and stakeholder engagements to promote positive change at the local, national, and international levels.

5. Knowledge Sharing and Best Practices: We can contribute to knowledge sharing by sharing our best practices, success stories, and lessons learned with other members of the Network. This includes sharing case studies, research findings, and practical insights on sustainable fashion, circular economy, and social entrepreneurship.

Overall, our contribution to the Network in our country would be focused on collaboration, knowledge sharing, advocacy, and fostering a community of like-minded individuals and organizations committed to creating a more sustainable and socially responsible fashion industry.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

As SALMA MATERNITY and MACHGHALNA, we are eager to join the ALF Network for several compelling reasons:

1. Networking Opportunities: We believe that joining the ALF Network will provide us with valuable networking opportunities to connect with like-minded organizations, experts, and stakeholders in the Euro-Mediterranean region. This network can facilitate collaborations, partnerships, and knowledge exchange that are essential for driving positive change and innovation in our respective fields of sustainable fashion and social impact.

2. Access to Resources and Funding: Being part of the ALF Network can grant us access to resources, funding opportunities, and capacity-building programs that can support our initiatives and projects. This includes grants, scholarships, training workshops, and technical assistance that can enhance our organizational capabilities and impact.

3. Platform for Visibility and Recognition: The ALF Network offers a platform for visibility and recognition on a regional and international scale. By being part of this network, we can showcase our work, achievements, and best practices to a wider audience, raising awareness about our mission, values, and contributions to sustainable development and social inclusion.

4. Learning and Exchange: We see the ALF Network as a platform for continuous learning, exchange of ideas, and collaboration on innovative solutions to common challenges facing our region. Through participation in network events, forums, and activities, we can learn from others, share our experiences, and contribute to shaping policies and practices that advance our shared goals.

5. Advocacy and Influence: Joining the ALF Network provides us with an opportunity to amplify our advocacy efforts and influence policy discussions related to sustainable development, environmental protection, social justice, and cultural exchange. We can engage in advocacy campaigns, policy dialogues, and collective action initiatives to advocate for positive change at local, national, and regional levels.

Overall, we believe that becoming part of the ALF Network aligns with our organizational values, strategic objectives, and commitment to creating a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient Euro-Mediterranean region. We are excited about the prospect of contributing to and benefiting from this dynamic network of change-makers, innovators, and thought leaders.

Contact (1) Full Name
Salma Yammine
Job Title
Founder, General Manager
Head of the organisation