Kariman

Yadaiha

Palestine / Gaza

Yadaiha produces beautiful handcrafted Palestinian embroidery products for the global market. As part of their “Piece of Palestine” collection, the company creates elegant jewelry, bags, scarves, wallets, and accessories to give Gazan women a voice around the world. Through making and selling these native products, Yadaiha empowers and financially supports the refugee women of Gaza to provide them with a means to gain personal freedom and independence. As the heads of the families in Gaza, women have the opportunity to impact both their families and entire generations through this support. By supporting Yudaiha, you support this story of courage and art made into wearable pieces.

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The Challenges

With hard work and determination to succeed, you can overcome all risks and obstacles facing the project. It is also important to identify the sources of obstacles to overcome them. The biggest problem for Yadaiha is the siege imposed by the Israeli army for nearly 11 years, which impedes the process of obtaining raw materials for production and marketing of products. Consequently, the project faces a real problem in the export process. Where the costs are very high and need a long time to be delivered, which increases the amount of handicrafts in the local market and thus increase the competitiveness and less profit on the product. The high proportion of uneducated women who produce traditional pieces only what they learned from their grandparents is a problem in finding jobs for them where we need a long time to teach the women how to produce contemporary and competitive pieces of handicraft products in the world.

Products Story

All products in Yadaiha’s “Piece of Palestine” collection are entirely handmade by local Gazan women. Not only are the products themselves beautiful, featuring intricate traditional embroidery and embellishments, but they also carry a story, holding purpose and meaning for the women that make them.

Impact of work

Through making and selling these native products, Yadaiha empowers and financially supports the refugee women of Gaza to provide them with a means to gain personal freedom and independence. As the heads of the families in Gaza, women have the opportunity to impact both their families and entire generations through this support. By supporting Yudaiha, you are not only supporting this community financially-- you also help spread and support this story of courage and art made into wearable pieces.