Batrina is a Jordan-based brand that creates products inspired by people's stories. The idea for
the company came in 2017 as a graduation project by Rahaf J. Bdour, a design and visual
communication student then. The goal was to enhance Jordan’s brand and share the Jordanian
experience by telling stories to tourists through souvenirs. The brand name comes from the
word vetrina, or batrina in Jordanian Arabic, which means a window of a store that displays
Batrina continued to evolve and was picked up by funding from the EU in collaboration with
Shamal Start. Soon after, Noor al-Zawateen, a designer and videographer, joined the company.
The brand was formally launched in January of 2019. These events allowed Batrina to grow,
thereby allowing both locals and tourists access to products that hold Jordan’s valuable stories.
The main challenge that Batrina faces is in sourcing their materials as there is not a wide
availability in Jordan. The other problem is in production, as it proves challenging to make and
produce a prototype in a timely manner given the lack of suitable resources for the task.
Regardless, Batrina is true to their mission. Jordanian culture is full of original stories and
interesting pieces that Batrina feels deserve to be highlighted. Their aim is to show, document,
and spread the unique diversity of Jordan’s past and present to rebuild the links between people
and culture.

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