Top Palestinian Brands That You Can Support
No matter how much the occupation tries to obliterate our identity, it will be always there and we will keep fighting for a free Palestine till this dream comes true. Until then we will keep speaking up with all the tools we have from words, songs to art, culture and different types of talents. And everyday a new talent is born in Palestine just to prove that we are here to stay. Support our cause by following and supporting these great Palestinians brands.
1 || Altumayr
Altumayr is a Palestinian jewelry brand founded by our very own Mona Al Aref. Partnering with designers to create jewelry and clothing that represent the Palestinian people, Mona is supporting the underprivileged Palestinian youth and is working on raising donations for charitable organisations that work on empowering their communities.
2 || Mid || Maryam: The Palestinian Doll
The aim for Maryam The Palestinian Doll is to represent all cities and villages in Palestine. So far Maryam represents Ramallah, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nablus, Gaza and Hebron. MID emphasizes the importance of Tatreez in the Palestinian culture. Palestinian tatreez or traditional embroidery has held varied roles in Palestine’s recent history At first a hobby practiced by the women of villages, it has over the years gained prominence in the Palestinian resistance again Israeli occupation. Every thread tells a story.
3 || Watan
Watan is a Palestine-inspired arts shop based in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Officially founded in January 2015, Watan aims to create an additional space for Palestinians to learn about and explore their cultural and intellectual heritage.
4 || ANAT
Embroidery should have no gender: this is why Palestinian Salma Shawa launched ANAT, a community and street-wear brand that advocates this concept. While the idea pays homage to Palestinian roots and culture, what makes it special is the fact that it challenges notions of masculinity and femininity. The plan is to produce garments to be worn by all genders and intentionally all clothes are cut, sewn and hand-embroidered by both men and women in Gaza.
5 ||Nol Collective
Beginning as a community-based initiative to bring people together over shared struggles, Nol have grown into a collective dedicated to illuminating the extremely human nature of fashion and politics. Nol Collective is far more than just a fashion brand: They work at the intersection of feminism, Palestinian culture, ethical fashion, and social justice.
6 || Hilweh Market
An artisanal Palestinian boutique in Yafa, Hilweh market is a local artisanal boutique concept store featuring handmade housewares, textiles, and other curated contemporary items from Palestine and the Arab world. Through sustainable local partnerships, with designers, makers, and craftsmen and women, Hilweh market helps shed light on forgotten stories through beautiful objects while supporting their powerful and creative practices.
7 || Darzah
Darzah is a non-profit, ethical fashion brand creating authentic, handmade Palestinian products. Their goal is to bring tatreez apparel and decor to the world in order to celebrate and preserve Palestinian heritage. Their artisans are women from the West Bank who have historically endured marginalization in the form of low-income, gender inequality, and lack of economic opportunities. Darzah’s mission is to economically empower these women by providing job opportunities, training, and a fair income.