Awards & Recognition

Founders Mirna Hamady and Elie Abou Jamra embarked on their entrepreneurial journey from the ages of 23 and 25 respectively. They have received recognition at award ceremonies and events, many of them mentioned below.

mirna hamady at the cartier women's inititative awards in paris

Co-founder Mirna Hamady at the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards - Paris, 2013. 

Notable Recognition

Distinguished Young Alumni for the Architecture & Design Department from the American University of Beirut (2015), Top 20 Entrepreneurs in Lebanon by Executive Magazine (2013), OECD MENA 100 Business Competition (2012), MIT Grow My Business Competition (2012), Maurice Fadel Business Plan Prize (2011), TasmeemDoha Entrepreneurship Winner (2011), and Communication Arts Typography Annual (2011). In 2013, Mirna was selected to represent the MENA region as one of 18 finalists at the Cartier Women' Initiative Awards in France.

Kashida has created a niche for itself- known for celebrating the beauty of Arabic calligraphy through homewares and furniture. High-quality production made with premium materials and meticulous artisanal execution has helped the brand grow beyond its local market.  


elie abou jamra and mirna hamady co-founders of kashida design in dubai

Interview with Dubai Design and Fashion Council - 2015.


Visa "She's Next" Competition - Dubai, 2022. 

Snippets from our journey