1. Haneen Project
Established in 2007 as a result of Sunbula’s product development training for the women in Balata refugee camp in the West Bank, the women formed an embroidery group to utilize their newly-acquired skills for income-generation. In addition to training, Sunbula helped to outfit a new workshop for the project.
2. Beit Doqu Development Society
This jewelry-making project was started in 2010 to provide a new economic opportunity for the women in Beit Doqu village in the central West Bank. Sunbula trained the women in jewelry-making skills and established a new workshop.
A wool-felting project established in 2017 in Al-Mehtwish Bedouin community in the Al-Khan Al-Ahmar area, east of Jerusalem. Sunbula helped the community to set up a workshop, and provided skills training in wool-felting and the basics of running a community enterprise.
4. Khayma 35
Based in the Abu Nuwar Bedouin community, Khayma 35 is a silk-screen printing workshop that was established in 2018 with the support of Sunbula. Khayma 35 has since evolved into Abu Nuwar Bedouin Charitable Society, the first NGO by and for Bedouin women in the West Bank.
Ethical consumption is practised through the buying of ethically-made products that support small scale manufacturers and local artisans, protect animals and the environment, and through boycotting products that violate human rights or damage the environment. Within the context of how Sunbula’s crafts are produced by Palestinian artisans in marginalised communities that struggle under occupation, we work towards advocating for ethical consumerism.