Are there any brands that you are most looking forward to discovering?
SK: We are very excited to see the new designers who did not have the chance to participate last year.
Tell us about the talks and workshops.
SK: The whole theme of SAWA this year is “being an enabler” to support these businesses to go to the next step. The talks and workshops are the “educational” and “dialogue” parts of the event as it’s very important to engage with designers and aspiring new business owners.
What does women’s empowerment mean to you?
GG: Women’s empowerment for me is about a woman exercising her choices, whatever that may be. Being able to decide rather than be decided for. It’s supporting one another and being inclusive in the advancement of women without excluding men who are also feminists in their own right.