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Palestinian |Fair Trade Embroidery
Idna Ladies Association – Hebron, West Bank

Hadeel is a non-profit Fairtrade shop located in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Hadeel shop is run by by the UK charity Palcrafts.  Our aim is to provide a sustainable source of income and support for Palestinian craftspeople and artisans in The West Bank, The Gaza Strip, Galilee, The Negev and Palestinian communities within Lebanon and Israel. Additionally, we support Palestinian farmers. We carry olive oil, dates, condiments and olive oil products such as Nablus olive oil soap.

Many of our suppliers are grassroots social enterprises helping women bring their products to market. 

Our history begins in Jerusalem. During the first Palestinian Intifada, Carol Morton, the wife of the late Rev. Colin Morton of the St. Andrews Scottish Church in Jerusalem, began a small project called Craftaid.  It grew to become the Jerusalem based organisation Sunbula in 1996. When Carol retuned to Scotland, Hadeel was born as a sister shop to Sunbula, carrying many of the same goods.  Hadeel is Arabic for the cooing of a dove and our dove logo symbolises the wish for peace.

We are members of the following:

British Association for Fair Trade Shops and Suppliers

Scottish Fair Trade Forum https://www.scottishfairtradeforum.org.uk/

Social Enterprise Scotland https://socialenterprise.scot/

Essential Edinburgh https://www.essentialedinburgh.co.uk/

Opening times
Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5 pm