ON VELA’S BEGINNING:
My name is Marwa Atik, I am 24 years old, and I started Vela when I was 18.
Either you think of [an] idea, or the idea comes to you. And for me, the idea came to me.
I knew when I first made [Vela] that it was so different, and so out of the ordinary. So, I knew when I made this that people were either going to love it, or they were going to hate it. And alhamdulilah, alhamdulilah, they loved it.
It was just the right moment at the right time. And we just decided from then on, me and my sister, to just do it as a business.
The name Vela is plural for veils, it’s the Latin root. Velum is veil, and then Vela is the plural of that… keep it simple, and it’s all about the veil.