Founded by Rabih Kayrouz, Tala Hajjar and in collaboration with Solidere,
STARCH is a non-profit organization that helps launch Lebanese emerging designers.
STARCH is an annual program and a rotation of debut collections where emerging designers and an architect are selected each year.
The designers are guided through the process of developing their collections, as well as promoting them (communication, marketing, branding and press). These collections are then presented for a period of one year at the STARCH boutique. Throughout their one-year at STARCH, the designers also get the chance to participate in design related workshops, seminars and collaborations.