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 Pop-Up Shop Launch

November 10 @ 1:30 pm3:30 pm


The Ground @ Iona Community Base
21 Carlton Court
Glasgow, Scotland G5 9JP United Kingdom
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01414 429 7281
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.


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.

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

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

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.

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.