Making Grants to our Producer Groups

In September 2017, we organised a fund-raising concert, with performances by Ayman Jarjour, the celebrated Syrian classical guitarist, and the accomplished  Choir of St Andrews and St Georges West. Over 200 people attended and (after expenses) about £3000 was raised. This enabled us to make a number of small grants to some of Hadeel’s producer groups, as follows.

Surif Women’s Cooperative, near Hebron, for embroidery materials. Surif is one of our most isolated groups, has no email and faces high costs for materials and transport. The women produce highly intricate traditional embroidery, from bibs to clerical stoles, but marketing their goods is extremely difficult.

Melkite Palestinian Embroidery Workshop, Ramallah, for materials to make purses, bags, hangings and cushion covers. This enables the workshop to continue providing vital work to support 250 part-time workers and their families.

Sindyanna, Galilee: The grant was a small contribution towards the costs of a catering course for 15 Palestinian women. This training will help the students find jobs and thus relieve poverty, with some women guaranteed work in Sindyanna’s visitor centre on completing the course.

Haneen Project, Nablus, for materials to enable development of new product lines. This will directly benefit 15 women from low income families in Balata Refugee Camp who earn a living by sewing. Hadeel’s sister shop in Jerusalem, Sunbula, is supporting Haneen in this work.

Atfaluna Society for Deaf Children, Gaza City, for ear mould materials and hearing aid batteries for the children. One hundred young people will benefit, the  majority being from families living well below the poverty line. Properly functioning hearing aids are a vital support in the children’s education.

 

In several cases, we supplemented the grants awarded by also placing new orders for goods.

Scottish Fair Trade Campaigner Conference

Scottish Fair Trade Campaigner Conference 2018

This year’s Scottish Fair Trade Campaigner Conference and AGM will take place on Saturday 8 September 2018 at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. As usual, our AGM will take place alongside.

This year’s conference will focus on partnerships for Fair Trade. Check out the draft programme here.

Due to venue size, there is a limit on the number of people that can attend. If, after booking a ticket, you find that you can no longer attend, we would kindly ask you to cancel your booking through the Eventbrite registration page or by telephoning us (0141 353 5611) as soon as possible in order to give someone else a chance to attend.

Hadeel Stall at Scottish MAP Fundraising Event

Medical Aid for Palestinians

As with every year, Hadeel will be showcasing Palestinian products in the Scottish Medical Aid for Palestine Fundraiser. We would encourage all supporters of the Palestinian cause to participate in this important fundraising event for Palestine.

On Wednesday 5 September the UN warned that emergency fuel stocks at critical health facilities in Gaza will run out within days, unless urgent funding is secured from international donors.

incubator in Gaza hospitalHospitals, clinics, and water and sanitation facilities all only receive 4-5 hours of mains electricity per day as a result of Gaza’s chronic electricity crisis. In order to provide round-the-clock care and essential services, health facilities must therefore rely on backup generators – intended only for emergency use – for up to 20 hours per day. Fuel for these generators, provided by the UN with international funding, is set to run out imminently at some sites.

“If new funds are not received immediately, we will be facing a potentially catastrophic breakdown in essential service delivery,” warned UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory Jamie McGoldrick this week. “Some hospitals are already within a week of closing. The most vulnerable people of Gaza, who rely on public services and have limited income sources, will be the most negatively affected.”

Al Aqsa Hospital in the Middle Area of Gaza only has enough emergency fuel for one week. The UN has said that $4.5 million of funding is required to sustain these services until the end of the year.

Medical Aid for Palestinians fundraising event

International Fair Trade Charter launch

International Fair Trade Charter Launched

On 25 September 2018, the Scottish Fair Trade Forum united with 250 organisations around the world to launch an International Fair Trade Charter.

The Charter sets down the fundamental values of Fair Trade and defines a common vision towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Charter was initiated by Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization and leading figures from both networks were in Edinburgh to celebrate its launch. Read more about the launch here.

We now urge your organisation to support the Charter.

 Download the Charter

 Download our summary document

 Support the Charter

November 3rd 2018 Hadeel’s Stall in Edinburgh Eco Fair.

 

Building on the success of last year’s fair, we’re running it again this November. Another great opportunity for local green groups, businesses and campaigns to share their ideas and products with the wider community. We hope that you would like to book a stall at the fair.

Hadeel Pop-Up Shop Launch

December 15 @ 1:30 pm4 pm

Venue

The Ground @ Iona Community Base
21 Carlton Court
Glasgow, Scotland G5 9JP United Kingdom
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Phone:
01414 429 7281
Website:
https://www.wildgoose.scot
Celebrating the advent of the Palestinian food and handcraft outlet in Glasgow

Interested in buying goods in support of fair trade, justice and, in particular, Palestinian farmers and craftworkers?

Hadeel is a Fair Trade shop in Edinburgh which has been offering this possibility for many years to the good folk of the (Scottish) Far East.

And now, as this launch event celebrates, we have the advent of an Hadeel presence in Glasgow, both in occasional pop-up shop form and also through the possibility of once or twice-monthly ‘open door’ pick-ups of pre-ordered products via weeWONDERBOX.

Today’s event will feature a pop-up shop, plus a film on a recent Hadeel/ Palcrafts trip to visit producers, some information about and opportunity to discuss future Hadeel plans, a short time of worship and of course, refreshments.

 

Hadeel Stall at Christmas Craft Fair – 9 Dec. Lauriston Hall.

Christmas Craft Fair celebrates local talent and community garden on the Meadows with a special afternoon in Lauriston Hall.

Fair Trade, Hadeel, local plants and seeds, bird feeders, the Lauriston Knitters, and bakers galore are already featured. We have room for more creatives; please apply for a free stall by 1st December.

All welcome, with wheelchair access and toilets.

9th December 2018
2pm to 6pm
Lauriston Hall
28 Lauriston St, Edinburgh Old Town EH3 9DJ
This is a free event
Call 07593316284

Hadeel Stall at PwC Event.

12 – 2 pm – Wednesday 5 December 2018 – Closed Event – Employees Only – Edinburgh Office:

Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EX

Edinburgh Xmas Tree Festival

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF

THE EDINBURGH CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL 2018

6pm, Friday 7th December

St Andrew’s & St George’s West

13 George Street, Edinburgh

RSVP 0131 225 3847

or info@stagw.org.uk

 

 

AND

 

Carols at Six

Friday 21st December, 6pm

Carols sung by the (excellent) church choir

Congregational carols

Readings and Poetry

Come early, the church fills quickly!

 

 

 

 

Festival dates

 

Saturday 8th to Monday 24th December

 

Open from 10am to 6pm, except Sundays

Late opening, to 9pm, Thursday 13th and 20th

21 December, 10am till 2pm

Hadeel Pop-Up Shop February 23, 2019

11:00-14:00, Saturday, February 23rd

Iona Community Base

21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, Scotland G5 9JP, Scotland

Are you …

  • interested in buying food and crafts in support of fair trade, justice and – in particular – Palestinian farmers and craftworkers?
  • wanting to find unique gifts and show practical solidarity with oppressed people?
  • keen to source ethical brands of products that you use regularly, but are not widely or often available in shops you frequent?

Our wee Pop-Up Shop could be the answer to your shopping dilemmas!

Since November 2018, weeWONDERBOX and Hadeel have been collaborating to regularly offer this opportunity to source unique, hard-to-get, ethical products in central Glasgow, both in occasional pop-up shop form and also through the possibility of pick-ups of pre-ordered products at the Iona Community’s Glasgow base.

Today will feature the pop-up shop, with plenty of time to browse, plus a short presentation to kickoff Fair Trade Fortnight from a Scottish Fair Trade Forum representative at 11.30 … and of course, refreshments.

For more information click here.

Commemorating Land Day March 30, 2019

Saturday, 30 March from 19:00-22:00

@ Broughton St Mary’s Church 12 Bellevue Crescent Edinburgh EH3 6NE

Come and join us to commemorate Land Day and celebrate Palestinian culture – with live music from the band Mawtini and readings/ translations of Palestinian poetry from Christine de Luca, former Edinburgh Makar, and Ishaq Abu-Arafeh.

Enjoy home-made Palestinian finger food (included in entrance fee).

Learn about Land Day, commemorated in Palestine on 30 March, view a photography exhibition, browse a range of stalls run by Palestinian organisations, or take the opportunity to buy books, crafts and food from Palestine.

The venue has wheelchair access, a lift and accessible toilets.

In aid of Hadeel Fair Trade Shop.

For more information and tickets click here.

A Palestinian Fair Trade Supper in Glasgow Monday, 4 March 2019

Monday, March 4th

19:00 – 22:00

Civic House , 26 Civic Street, Glasgow G4 9RH

Our friends at Greencity Wholefoods will be celebrating 10 years of Fair Trade Olive Oil with Zaytoun over a 3 course, supper style, meal.

Fairtrade Fortnight, which this year runs from 25th February until 10th March, is a fantastic opportunity to highlight and commend the difference Fairtrade can make to lives and communities. At Greencity Wholefoods, sustainability, good working conditions and a fair supply chain are at the heart of our ethos, therefore, we have been longstanding supporters of Fairtrade going way back to 1984 with the first commercial distribution of Fairtrade coffee following a collaboration with Campaign Coffee Scotland.

 This very special supper will allow you to taste some of Zaytoun’s delicious ingredients and as well as a delicious meal, we will also have a very special visitor from Palestine.

Khader Khader (pictured) is a farmer and board member of the Palestine Fair Trade Association. He produces Fairtrade olive oil from his family’s olive groves and now makes a sustainable livelihood, but that hasn’t always been the case. He spent 10 years working in a plastics factory in Israel before turning to farming. During the evening he will explain why he became a Fairtrade farmer and the importance of fair trade in his community, as well as talking about daily life in Palestine.

For more information and to get your tickets click here.

A Fair Trade Evening March 6, 2019

Fair Trade Evening

Co-hosted by Hadeel and Zaytoun

FREE EVENT

MARCH 6, 2019

6PM – 8PM

HADEEL SHOP, 123 George Street, EH2 4JN

We welcome two guest speakers:

Khader Khader,  Palestinian Farmer, Embracing a Fair Trade Life

Taysir Arbasi, Zaytoun Palestinian Director, Supporting Fair Trade

This is a chance to learn about Fair Trade in Palestine & the challenges local farmers must overcome for their craft.

Also available will be a range of Hadeel & Zaytoun products for purchase.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

World Fair Trade Day Gathering

World Fair Trade Day Gathering

Saturday, May 11th, 3pm – 9pm Food & Craft Stalls

5pm-11pm, Concert & Ceilidh

The World Fair Trade Gathering is being compered by celebrity presenter and journalist, Gail Porter who is also a long standing committed Fair Trade Ambassador.

The line-up for the concert and ceilidh will include local, up and coming Leith samba band Pulse of the Place; lively Glasgow based Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 with alternative dance music and rocking ceilidh rhythms; inspiring Scottish folk musician Rachel Sermanni; Reel Time Ceilidh Band, a rapturous and foot stomping ceilidh band with a contemporary twist; rock & roll masters hot off the press from New York – Miracle Glass Company; Indie band Zuba, an outstanding multi-cultural band with a great dance beat; rousing and rhythmical Got Soul Choir; award winning Irish dance performance specialists Siamsoir and piping magic from World Fair Trade piper Lou Marshall and her exhilarating Celtic fusion band Cantara.

Commenting on their involvement, band members from the Miracle Glass Company said: “We are honoured to have been invited to be a part of World Fair Trade Day, and to support the work of the World Fair Trade Organisation”.

Event organiser & director, Tania Pramschufer, Hand Up Events said: “Our events are about raising awareness and engaging mainstream audiences with fair trade, so to be organising such an awe- inspiring concert and ceilidh on World Fair Trade Day at The Usher Hall is a great honour and it is a pleasure to be working in partnership with The Usher Hall and with support from Edinburgh City Council to bring this celebration concert and ceilidh together.  This event connecting with 400 WFTO member organisations across 70 countries.

This year’s World Fair Trade Day event will bring together inspiring speakers and incredibly talented musicians – a day of global unity and celebration. We hope this World Fair Trade Day celebration will have a lasting impact and encourage more people to support the Fair Trade movement going forward.”

Martin Rhodes, Director Scottish Fair Trade Forum, added: “The World Fair Trade Gathering promises to be a lively and innovative celebration of Scotland’s commitment to being a Fair Trade Nation.”

http://www.handupevents.co.uk/

Stall @ Heart & Soul Festival Sunday, May 19th

On Sunday 19th May the Church of Scotland’s Heart and Soul festival opens its gates (at 1.00pm) for everyone. Entry is free, and there’s no need to book — just come along!

There will be three stages with full programmes and over 60 exhibitors (congregations, presbyteries, committees and councils of the church) all ready to share with you their journey and work.

You can check out the programme for the day, and plan your schedule for the afternoon. There’s no set time for you coming, so arrive when you can, leave when you must. The day concludes with a massed closing worship service at 5.00pm in Stage A, the Ross Bandstand.

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Palcrafts AGM, June 27th

 

 

 

You are invited to attend the AGM of Palcrafts – owners of the Hadeel shop in Edinburgh’s George Street.

Thursday, June 27th

Starting at 7.00pm

On level 4 of The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh

 

As a member of Palcrafts or an interested person, please come along and hear the annual report from the Council.

We have a guest speaker, Gerry O’Hare is an Oncology clinical nurse, in Glasgow and Clyde health board, who has been working closely with Bethlehem University Hospital in setting up Oncology training for Palestinian nurses. This will be the focus of his speech on the night. Gerry has spoken at a previous Medical Aid for Palestinians fundraiser. MAP, as you may already know, works for “a future where all Palestinians can access an effective, sustainable and locally-led system of healthcare and the full realisation of their rights to health and dignity’. 

Also at the AGM

  • light supper
  • elections to the  Council. If you are interested in becoming a Council member, please prepare some information about yourself and send it to the Council Secretary in advance – info@hadeel.org; then ask someone to nominate you

 We look forward to welcoming you