The holiday season is upon us, a time we tend to consume and shop more. We’ve compiled a list of 16 Palestinian establishments you can shop at this season to support ethical, fair-trade, and eco consumption.
(Not all of the following provide international shipping, make sure to check with the seller).
Founded in 2019 by the Jerusalemite designer Angham Khalil, NNbynn features chic and urban style t-shirts, sweaters, coats, and dresses with nothing but cool phrases and designs!
The cutest eco-friendly finds! Bokjeh boasts unique designs for their tote-bags, notebooks, pouches, and more!
You’ve probably heard of PaliRoots, it’s one of our favorites as well! If your holiday gift list includes everything from jewelry, shirts, tops, caps, and stickers with Palestinian touch then you should definitely check out their website.
If you’re looking for high-quality socks inspired by Palestine and the Arab World, check out Habibi Worldwide. They’ve also just introduced new lines of products including hats, Habibi Keffiyehs, and notebooks!
Khitan is a small project that sells Palestinian antiques, gifts, and handicrafts. If you’re into bohemian items inspired by our Palestinian ancestors, definitely do check them out.
Straps By Sarab
For all you Yogis out there!
Sarab, a Ramallah-based yoga instructor, founded the fair-trade business. They make yoga mat and bag straps using traditional Palestinian fabrics. Check out their lovely designs here.
Foveró offers a broad range of hoodies, T-shirts, pants, jackets, coasters, and you guessed it- face masks! Foveró is a one-stop destination if you have a long Christmas gifts list!
For the most unique Palestinian products look no further than ShopPalestine. The online shop is run by Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), who source the products from artisan groups across Palestine. Whether you’d like to buy olivewood products, hand-woven rugs, Hebron ceramics, books, embroidery, and much more, check out this fair trade shop.
If you’re looking for cute and dainty handcrafted and personalized jewelry, look into Sol Jewellery’s website, their collection includes rings, necklaces, bookmarks, and bracelets.
We love KUVRD’s Keffiyeh-inspired clothing items. A perfect fit for anyone who wants to strut with “Arab heritage streetwear.”
Mai Zarkawi Jewlery
Unique hand-crafted jewelry that you won’t find anywhere else. Designed and made by Mai Zarkawi- Palestinian Jewelry designer, artist, and dancer based in Majd Al-kroum village in upper Galilie. Browse through Mai’s work.
Our favorite dynamic duo! The father-daughter team’s message is to “Spread love, help others, and always hustle.” On their website, you’ll find Palestine-inspired sweatshirts, bracelets, masks, keffiyehs, and t-shirts. Find all you need here!
Handmade Palestine is a fair trade organization that works with local artisans, cooperatives, and designers. You can shop their products online, or stop by La Vie Café in downtown Ramallah to browse through the collections. Learn more here.
Nöl is a Ramallah-based intersectional feminist and political fashion collective. The collective features the Nöl store, as well as a vintage-Palestine collection. “Nöl Collective is far more than just a fashion brand. We work at the intersection of feminism, Palestinian culture, ethical fashion, and social justice.”
Rand is a Ramallah-based creative designer known for her stickers, notebook, and postcard designs. But that’s not all she does. Learn all about her art here.
Sunbula is a Jerusalem based non-profit organization that seeks to support Palestinian women through training new skills and traditional techniques so they can support themselves and their families, Sunbula sells a variety of Palestinian goods that reflects the Palestinian heritage, face masks, jewelry, bags, accessories, and embroidered cushions, their website is definitely worth exploring!
Co-written by Nisreen Zahran – a volunteer and intern at BuildPalestine. Before joining BuildPalestine, she was involved with various Palestinian institutions such the Popular Arts Centre, the Ramallah Municipality, and Al-Kamandjati. Nisreen currently holds an IB Diploma from EMIS, and is working on her applications to universities abroad.