FBMI at Abu Dhabi Art 2015

FBMI IS participating in Abu Dhabi Art 2015, the International platform for Modern and Contemporary Sector, in Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi, from 18th to 21st of November 2015.

FBMI is exhibiting the new collection handwoven Afghan carpets designed by Afghan designer students and woven by FBMI female weavers.

A giant ball of yarn will be exhibited at FBMI booth to show the talent of underprivileged Afghan women. This giant ball is set up using many smaller balls of yarn. This beautiful piece of creative art was an idea from some creative weavers in Afghanistan whilst they were spinning the wool into yarn.  FBMI Ball of Yarn shows creativity and more importantly Afghan women Empowerment.  

Please visit us at Booth no.3

Abu Dhabi Art 2015

From 18th to 21st of November 2015

Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi


Wednesday Nov 18 and Thursday Nov 19 - 3 to 10pm

Friday Nov 20 and Saturday Nov 21 - 2 to 10pm 

About FBMI

FBMI is Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan humanitarian initiative.

FBMI, an Abu Dhabi-based program, in partnership with Tanweer Investments of Afghanistan, is dedicated to empowering Afghan women through the employment opportunities of carpet production, as well as providing healthcare and education to its workers.

The carpets produced through FBMI employs traditional crafting methods, operating strictly within Afghanistan. Wool from Afghan farmers, natural vegetables dyes and, of course, a local workforce (over 4,000 workers to date) are all pillars of the FBMI program. 

FBMI enjoys fantastic collaborations with international and local designers such as Norma Kamali, Khalid Shafar and pop artist Maria Iqbal.

FBMI has received many awards amongst which the Humanitarian Award at Arab Woman Awards UAE 2014 and was granted an honouring Insignia in the category of Leading Emirati Project (Humanitarian) by H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak (Chairwomen of the General Women`s Union and Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood , the Honorary President of the UAE Red Crescent Authority).

The organization currently has four showrooms: in Kabul, London, Dubai on Jumeirah Beach Rd and in Abu Dhabi Yas Mall open to professionals as well as local consumers.

Locations and details
FBMI showroom on Jumeirah Beach rd, Dubai - 865a on Jumeirah Beach Road, opposite side Burj Al Arab.
Tel +971 4 388 1103
FBMI Boutique at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi - 1st floor, easy access Geant hypermarket parking.
Tel +971 2 566 9600


For more information, please contact Anne Cabanel, media relations Manager, Plum PR on

+971 50 553 8757


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