We’ve all been there. One week before a friend’s birthday and you were at your wits end. You went to all the tried and true places, but nothing caught your eye. You searched online, but shipping times were too long, and the looming chore of then finding the perfect wrapping, weighed heavily on your mind. Enter Craft and Company, Kuwait’s one stop shop for amazing gifts, stationary and accessories.
“We are here to accessorize your life and your friends’ lives,” said Farah Alanjari.
Farah and her sister Haya had come up with the idea for Craft and Company years ago. The idea was a bit different then, with a café and weekly DIY meetings. Yet, they decided to keep the big store on hold while they focused on bringing high quality stationary and accessories to the Kuwaiti market.
“The thing we had in common was we loved well designed things,” said Haya. “So, we always knew we wanted to do something together.”
The girls headed to New York City for a design expo, and started a collection that is bound to catch any woman’s eye. Their main criteria: it has to be something they both liked. The stylish women curated a selection of items from around the world, including many from boutiques in Europe and the USA.
With an amazing inventory, Farah used her background in multimedia design to create the perfect site. The stay at home mom was invigorated by the challenge to create a user-friendly website that reflects their style. Haya used her finance background to create the business model for the site. The result is beautiful office, home and personal accessories at the click of a button, and on your doorstep within 24 hours.
“We are starting to have a personal relationship with the clients,” said Haya. “This makes it a lot easier to reorder and we give them recommendations.”
The girls order a limited supply of each item, so if you see something you like, buy it as quickly as possible. One of their most popular products, the bag organizer, sold out almost as soon as it came out. Created for small, medium or large bags, the organizer will end the lost moments of searching for your keys, lipstick or phone in your bag. Simply place it inside, and organize to your heart’s content. The handmade pieces sold out almost as soon as Farah put them online.
For the girl who likes to keep everything in a notebook, check out the Mini SmartDate Set. The small binder comes with a full calendar, weekly planner sheets, month tabs and inserts, in six different colors. It’s perfect for the woman on a mission, or purchase the gift-wrap, and have it arrive at your doorstep ready to surprise your favorite person!
When asked what their favorite items were, Haya immediately pulled out her arm to show us the Lele Sadoughi bracelets she had purchased for herself from the site. The beautiful stones set in 14k gold plated links were an amazing addition to her simple outfit, and can be paired with other pieces.
Craft and Company can help with more than just shopping for stunning accessories. Their home selection has stunning Tozai photo frames, beautiful cushions and unique hooks to liven up any home. Shopping for the kid in your life? Check out their kids selection with adorable wall clocks in the shape of a space shuttle, an owl or even a robot. There’s bound to be something that surprises and pleases you and your loved ones at Craft and Company.