November 1, 2017, Weston, Florida, Ithaca, New York. today announced the launch of their online shop and their tiny beach house. The tiny house is a mobile retail shop that will travel throughout Florida and along the eastern seaboard to help promote their brand. imports fine cotton, linen and silk clothing from impoverished designers and artists in the Middle East. The clothes are marketed online and the company donates 10% of their profit to help feed hungry children living here, in local neighborhoods.

The business was founded by Riad Shalaby. Shalaby spent 5 years as an executive in Ft. Lauderdale. “I was moved by the generosity of the people I met in South Florida. After working for nearly 30 years, I had a real desire to emulate what I witnessed here – people helping people,” said Shalaby.

The company’s creation was also inspired by Shalaby’s ancestral history. “As children my great grandparents emigrated from the Middle East in 1900. Like millions of people, they came to here to escape famine and persecution – for a better life in America. Today I enjoy the benefits associated with my American citizenship as a direct result of their effort and their commitment to our country. We created as a small tribute to their legacy,” Shalaby continued.

Light, versatile clothing is a necessity for women in many parts of the world. Ladies have been wearing beautiful Egyptian cotton pullovers, vibrant hand-loomed shawls and elegant caftans along the Mediterranean coast for centuries. The people at look forward to sharing authentic Mediterranean apparel with women in South Florida – and sharing their success to help hungry children.

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Contact: Riad Shalaby
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11-1-17 release Florida Cotton Co (PDF)

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