Hadeel is a Fair Trade shop which aims to provide a sustainable source of income for craftspeople working with social enterprises in the West Bank, Gaza, as well as one in the Galilee and another in the Negev. Our work also helps to sustain infrastructures, as many of the producer groups also provide health, education and emergency services in their communities which lack any form of local government which might do this.
Hadeel is owned by the Scottish charity Palcrafts. Any surplus we make on sale of goods is gift aided to Palcrafts which distributes small development grants to our producers. In the past we have provided items such as a digital camera, a computer, a printer, storage equipment, a laminating machine, English and computer literacy courses, an industrial sewing machine and 2 electric carding machines. We also organize educational tours to our producer groups and disseminate product information to customers and other interested people.
We are a member of the British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers supply other fair trade shops and individual fair traders as well as Palestinian solidarity groups. We are a sister shop to Sunbula which has 2 shops in Jerusalem, and work closely with Zaytoun in the UK.
Palestinian handcrafts have always been living examples of ethnic art deeply rooted in Palestinian folklore; they have now become a symbol of the people and their striving for a normal way of life with a national identity, in the face of the Israeli occupation of their land. Making beautiful crafts also helps people psychologically to survive during long hours and days when they are not permitted to travel because of Israeli-imposed barriers and restrictions.
If you would like to make a one-off donation or set up a standing order please send us an email and we will send you out a Gift Aid form.
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* Hadeel is Arabic for the cooing of a dove.
Hadeel (UK) is a company owned by the charity Palcrafts (UK) [Scottish Charity number 033983].