In support of youth empowerment and social inclusion…Oriental Weavers Group announces its strategic partnership with Hayah International Academy at the 9th Art Competition Award at the Grand Egyptian Museum

Cairo – Feb, 2023: For the 7th year in a row, Oriental Weavers Group (OW), the world’s largest carpets, rugs, and related raw materials producer, is partnering with Hayah International Academy in its annual art competition.  This year’s round that marked the 9th edition of the competition was held at the Grand Egyptian Museum, under the theme of “A Celebration of Egyptian Heritage: Interpretation through Art.

The 9th Art Competition featured 800 artworks produced by 40 schools’ most creative and talented students. It also witnessed an inclusive approach, where young talents with special needs were given the opportunity to join the competition for the first time. This comes in alignment with the Oriental Weavers Group’s CSR and Sustainability strategy; empowering youth and achieving social inclusion. Oriental Weavers is keen to help the young talents explore and achieve their dreams and goals. Moreover, the competition provides the opportunity for the students to hone their talents and skills.

The Egyptian Heritage artworks of 40 winners, were turned into small hanging carpets to engrave their achievements. These artworks will be showcased in an exhibition at the Grand Egyptian Museum from the 17th to the 24th of February.

The Oriental Weavers Group is keen to create meaningful and beneficial societal impact through its CSR and Sustainability strategy, in which youth empowerment is a core development pillar.  Since its foundation, the OW Group has engaged in multiple initiatives that continue to this day, building on the importance of impactful sustainable development and contribution.


About The Oriental Weavers Group:

The Oriental Weavers Group was founded in 1979 by industrialist and entrepreneur Mohammed Farid Khamis. Listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange (EGX) since 1997, the Group has emerged from a single loom operation to the largest producer of machine-woven carpets in the world. Building on Egypt’s deep rooted textile heritage, dating back to c.5000 BC, today, the Oriental Weavers Group is the global leader in tufted and jet-printed rugs and carpets.

Based in Cairo, the Group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Egypt and distributes its products in more than 130 countries worldwide. Dedicated to innovative processes, inspired by the latest trends, and crafted to be accessible, the Oriental Weavers Group produces with a passion for value and happiness.