Darzah is a non-profit, ethical fashion brand specializing in Palestinian "tatreez" embroidery. This is a centuries-old art form, traditionally passed down from mother to daughter. Each piece is hand-embroidered and 100% handcrafted in the West Bank. Their mission is twofold: 1) to create economic opportunities for refugee and low-income women artisans, and 2) to celebrate tatreez embroidery and Palestinian cultural heritage.
Darzah is a project of Child's Cup Full, a non-profit women's economic empowerment initiative based in Zababdeh, a village located in the northern West Bank. They are fair trade certified by Fair Trade Federation, which means they are committed to paying fair wages to employees, implementing sustainable manufacturing practices, and supporting marginalized communities. In 2015, unemployment rates for young women in the West Bank were as high as 63%. They aim to provide training and job opportunities for some of the most marginalized individuals in the northern region specifically, where poverty rates are especially high.
The Source chose to partner with Darzah because we understand empowering women globally is a major engine of social change. Economic stability for women has far-reaching impacts. By empowering women to earn a living, we help impact birth rates, domestic violence rates, sexual assault rates, and global emissions, just to name a few.