Jawad Sebaali is Lebanese- Canadian and has lived in Dubai for 20 years. This HR Director for a global company, does not have too much time to relax by the pool, as his favourite pastime is to make soap. Amused at customers’ disbelief that it is him making the soap, he was trained in Marseille (France) where the famous Savon de Marseille is made. Inspired by his close family, Jawad is encouraged by his father’s words that an artisan will always survive no matter how the economic situation changes.
Jawad does not have a favourite fragrance for his soaps. With a fondness for the natural, his soaps are perfect for people with sensitive skin.
He is at his most happiest when he can take the time to explain his passion for the process of creating his products to his customers . The greatest advice Jawad can give to other artisans is to “be passionate in what you are doing and always change and surprise yourself with creations. Never give up.”
With this in mind, Jawad is working on a new product line soon to be revealed. He is also developing his packaging, labelling and logo to realize his dream of registering his own company.
Find Jawad with his Ylabes soaps regularly at the ArtE events.