Looking for a luxury, trendy product with a social cause? You’ll find it at Ahmed and Zeina Abou Chaaban’s famous Palestyle, a Dubai based social business and fashion line that promotes the Arabic heritage of Palestine through handmade embroidery and Arabic calligraphy.
This social business empowers Palestinian women in the refugee camps of Lebanon and Jordan by utilizing their embroidery skills for income. As Zeina Abou Chaaban eloquently explains, “artisanship, authenticity, empowerment, and making every women feel special are our core values.”
Impressive. But it doesn’t stop there. A percentage of Palestyle’s sales are directed to social development projects needed at the camps with long term benefit. The Water Tank Exchange Program is another Palestyle initiative benefiting over 4,000 refugees in Jordan’s Al Baqa’a camp, where contaminated water tanks were replaced with sanitary ones and new tanks were donated to fulfill the increasing water usage needs.
Palestyle products ranging from clothing items, accessories to hand-bags and clutches, which can be found at high-end retailers like Bloomingdales and Al Salam Stores in the UAE and the British Museum in London. Their popular handmade genuine leather clutches with gold plated Arabic calligraphy have been seen on several celebrities like Eva Longoria, Gwenyth Paltrow, and Michelle Rodriguez.
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