MARRAKECH TREND WEEK Spring Summer '19

COCO-Morocco is proud to present the first event in a row: "TREND WEEK MARRAKECH".  A series of happenings, delving into trends in Fashion and Design as part of its CRADLE CONCEPTS educational initiative. This intimate experience will give a select number of design-minded travellers the opportunity to educate themselves and explore the magic of Marrakech and its cultural influence on the fast-evolving design scene while becoming a major player in global nomadic concepts.
Accompanied by designers and curators, guests will tour the latest collections in design and fashion, learn about the cradle materials, tribal traditions and local (weaving) techniques, all the while immersing themselves in Marrakech’s traditional culture.

SAVE THE DATES: September 28-October 5, 2018
WHO: retailers, stockists, design and trend watchers

Please join us for the first journey into the heart of a city where past and future have connected into a new and hip design culture. Marlène Pauly invites you to discover the inspiring design scene. Accompanied and assisted by some of the most renowned names in Moroccan design as well as small local talented designers of which some will be revealed during the coming weeks in our private newsletter. The insider’s look will introduce you to our favourite addresses and places.

You will be able to define and select your or your companies CRADLE CONCEPT and TRIBAL COLLECTION

September and October are excellent months to get your spring collection ready.
Soak in all the knowledge, get the insights, make your choices!
Get fair prices without hidden fees and a full list of addresses on the places to shop.
Get in contact with cooperatives and become a member of our do good community.
Network on pink rooftops and experience the impact of colours in a world where design is all about local materials and tradition.

The venue for the event is in a top location to discover everything the medina has to offer.  Offering you breathtaking sunsets with a view on Marrakech.  We will also have time for relaxing and have included a private Spa and wellness that will be well deserved after long days of sourcing and selecting in and around Marrakech.

Our retreats aim on becoming the yearly get together of like minded international shop owners, wholesale companies and e shop owners:
the Marrakech climate makes it easy going and feeling like a holiday while you are
- preparing the best for your spring and summer collection,
- having a well deserved break with me-time, spa treatments, and relaxing moments,
- discovering some of the art, culture and must visit places in Marrakech,
- enjoying the hottest restaurants in town and
- shopping and dealing at all the hidden gems that are known by local stylists, trend hunters and the luxury shops worldwide.

What you will learn:

- How to start collaborating with manufacturers.
- steps to take in the manufacturing process.
- how to follow up or simply how to explain what your criteria are.
- Mood boards trends Spring Summer 2019.
- Designer meetings.
- Catwalks and shows
- Networking.
- We will visit all areas in Marrakech and will have time for some shootings, and films for those who want.
- direct contacts to producers and workshops all around Marrakech.

The give back moment:

We know how important it is that your purchases are supporting local women and children.
On our last day, we will visit the project we support and hand over the check.


Colour and Boho style in overload. Make the right choices! We'll help you

      Sourcing:
      • Introduction of the trends.
      • what to shop and where.
      • Different styles to explore.
      • carpets, ceramics, lighting, woodwork...how to definea good quality/price.
      • a new area around Marrakech, every day. 
      • Workshop/manufacturers/souks/flee market
       Culture:
      • Enjoy the spirit of old Marrakech.
      • Visit of the old Medina with the souk des Tapis (the carpet Souk), Place jemaa El Fna...
      • Learn the art of negotiating while shopping.
      • Visit of Jardin Majorelle and the YSL Museum.
      • Visit of the most authentic part, the flee market and the many art and artifacts stores.
      Shopping:
      • Visit of the Industrial area with trendy design and collectors items.
      • The insider stores in the Souks.
      • The magical Souk des Ferroniers with lamps in all forms and sizes.
      • All the new design stores for homeware and linens.
      • You do not feel unsafe, overwhelmed nor forced into buying while walking the medina with me.
      • Combining orders to get the best deals.
      • Combining shipments if possible to lower the costs.
      Relax:
      • Enjoy a delicious breakfast every morning, in the patio, the rooftop or why not, by the pool or on your room!
      • Have your private Spa and Relax moments. (one is already included)
      • Enjoy the sunset magic from the hottest bohemian rooftops in town, or just with a glass of wine on our own magical rooftop.
      • Private dinners and me time in our own riad.
      • Relax and sunshine around our pool.

        It is your sourcing and shopping event of the year! There is no obligation to follow every tour to every workshop, shopping excursion or a visit of any kind. You will get the full list of all the places we visit during this week.
      Cost for the total package:
      • 2100 € for a shared room with single beds and private bathroom
      • 2430 € for a private room with private bathroom
      pottery, baskets and fabrics..just some of the items



      Daily Program:

      Saturday, March 16: 
      • Welcome and settling in
      • Get to know each other
      • Walk through the Medina 
      • discover all the beautiful corners, terraces and lazy hangouts in the hotel.
      • we'll cross the street to the magical wonder world of....to get you into the mood.

      March 17 - 22: 
      • 8.00 - 9.00 Breakfast
      • 09.00 - 10.00 Workshop with trends and our view on new designers/objects/styles, explaining the sourcing tour of the day and what to expect.
      • 10.00 - 1.00 visit of a certain area. One day we will be out a full day in the new town and the industrial area).
      • 1.00 pm Lunch somewhere at location.
      • 2.00 - 5.00 pm  visit of the different parts of the Medina (Shopping, Culture...)
      • 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm free time/ spa and hammam moments....
      • 8.00 pm Dinner in our Hotel

      Saturday, March 23: 
      • Lazy gourmet breakfast
      • The retreat ends after Breakfast. (11.30)

      Inclusive:
      7 nights in an authentic riad( beautifully restored house) in the heart of the Medina (English and French spoken)
      7 dinners all prepared with local ingredients and an excellent way to learn all the different flavours from one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. Enjoy tagines, couscous, pastilla, briouattes.....Olives, preserved lemons, mythical spices and so much more to enjoy.
      7 Moroccan breakfasts. These are filled with fresh breads, fruits, eggs, yogurt, honey and mint tea.
      Transfers from the airport on day 1. (If you arrive on another day, please contact your hotel to make arrangements)
      A Spa treatment including hammam and massage.


      Not inclusive:
      Flights
      Transport to the airport on the last day.
      Soft drinks
      Alcoholic drinks
      Lunches
      Your personal travel insurance
      Any shopping
      Any other private visit you want to add to your trip
      Tips

      Cost for this workshop is:
      • 2100 € for a shared room with twin beds and private bathroom
      • 2430 € for a private room with private bathroom


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