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Our Story

The vision of Orient 499 is to create sustainable luxury using the most splendid handicraft legacies in our region. We strongly believe that our intention in promoting sustainable luxury will play a promising role in supporting the disappearing sector of cultural handicrafts.

Our mission is inscribed in a coherent and meaningful high fashion garment line and homeware items that created grounds for ethical products while ensuring sustainability of local strengths.

With a firm belief in products with a conscience, we pride ourselves in creating all our pieces by hand and are dedicated to supporting local craftsmen and women in the community. Our goal is to preserve and promote our Lebanese heritage by encouraging more craftsmen and women to pursue traditional Lebanese handicrafts so that they can be passed on for generations to come. In this way, we bring a modern touch to traditional local handicrafts, hopefully contributing to the longevity of the craft.

Stories

A Copper Story

Copper is the oldest metal used by humanity as it has been an essential material since  prehistoric times. A copper pendant was discovered in what ...

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A Legendary Soap Opera

A Legendary Soap Opera

Legend has it that soap got its name from an ancient Roman legend Mount Sapo. There, rain would wash down the mountain mixing with nutrients and as...

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Loro Piana, legendary fabrics

Loro Piana, legendary fabrics

Loro Piana, legendary fabrics for a luxurious collection   “There's a reason good fabrics have a cost. They're done with good quality to last.” Za...

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