Discover the Threads Of Syria

We are living through one of the largest humanitarian crises of our time. 

Over 5 million Syrians have been forced to flee their homes, escaping violence to seek refuge in camps.

However, their struggle doesn't end there. Most refugees still struggle to meet basic needs and suffer in impoverished circumstances.

But we know that our silent encouragement for those affected by this crisis can translate into tangible support: this is why we started Threads Of Syria.



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Gifting Opportunity

Threads Of Syria is a not-for-profit initiative working with Syrian women refugees living in the Chatila refugee camp in Lebanon.

Our aim is to provide sustainable livelihoods for the Syrian women refugees and their families through the sale of these beautiful hand-knitted Syrian scarves. 

All profits generated go directly to the refugees and their communities.

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The Scarf

Together with 25 Syrian women refugees of the Chatila refugee settlement, we have created the 'Syrian Scarf'.

Each scarf is knitted in the colors of the Syrian flag, in red or green. And as a touch of Syrian culture, each scarf also features an exquisite Syrian embroidery patch.

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Meet Your Artisan: Malak

Having lived in the camp for 4 years, Malak often offers help to other families who are struggling to get by: making sure no one goes hungry, helping with cash for emergency treatments, and counseling other families and their children adjust to life in the camp.

Malak currently leads more than 20 other Syrian refugee women in this informal knitting co-operative, which offers flexible home-based work to refugees hoping to gain a source of income, and support their children's growth.

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Social Need

Our needs assessment has uncovered that each Syrian woman refugee has on average 17 years of experience in traditional needlework.

A cultural practice passed down from their mothers, these skills and embroidery patterns are culturally distinctive to Syria.

 We are tapping into the women's existing skills to create beautiful scarves that offers sustainable incomes, and help alleviate the refugee crisis.


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A global partnership

Threads Of Syria is a joint initiative by Artisan & Fox and the not-for-profit Tight-Knit Syria.

All proceeds from Threads Of Syria initiative goes to the Syrian women refugees and their wider camp community, and most of our operating expenses are self-funded. 

The Threads Of Syria brand is also not owned by Artisan & Fox nor Tight-Knit Syria, and all marketing content belongs to, and will be gifted to the refugees once they can formally register their co-operative.

 


The Syrian Scarf: a timeless artifact.


 
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Threads Of Syria is proud to be part of UNHCR's #WithRefugees' Coalition, a diverse global network of organisations dedicated to the refugee cause. Sign the petition here.