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On Boycotts and Being an Ethical Consumer...the NRA to Israel and How to Support Palestinians

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On Boycotts and Being an Ethical Consumer...the NRA to Israel and How to Support Palestinians

I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be an ethical consumer. This is likely going to be a really political, likely also emotional, message so read on at your own risk. It's also going to be long, but please read. I'm going to pour my heart out a bit here. Like a lot of people, I'm angry about the latest school massacre in the US. I'm an American citizen, and I have said for years that I feel my son is safer being raised here in Palestine under a brutal Israeli occupation than he would be in...

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Supporting Artisans and Planting Trees in Palestine

Supporting Artisans and Planting Trees in Palestine

Looking back at 2017, we did a pretty awesome job together!  We hope that in 2018, we can plant 500 trees and support 30 artisans and cooperatives. To reach that goal, we need your help getting the word out about Handmade Palestine. Please, share our site with your friends, and let everyone know that we need their support to do more great work in Palestine!

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25% Site wide discount through end of year!

25% Site wide discount through end of year!

Clearing out our Closet! And a Goal! We are pretty small scale so we don't have a warehouse, just a storage closet.  We need your help cleaning it out to make room for new handicrafts because we have a goal for 2018, which is to support a whopping 30 artisans and cooperatives, that's DOUBLE what we do now! Help us make some space! In 2017, you helped us support 15 different artisans and cooperatives AND plant more than 150 rare trees! For 2018, Handmade Palestine's goal is to support 30 artisans and cooperatives and to plant 500 new trees, and that's not...

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Introducing JELLD Leather from Palestine: Wallets, Tobacco Pouches, Card Holders and More!

Introducing JELLD Leather from Palestine: Wallets, Tobacco Pouches, Card Holders and More!

JELLD is a fair trade initiative that makes beautiful, hand crafted leather products. They began with only 4 pieces, basically their card holder and wallet designs. Pretty soon the local interest in their work allowed them to expand. Today, there are 8 different places in Palestine selling their work, along with stores in Jordan, Russia and the US making JELLD products accessible. We are excited to bring JELLD to you through handmadepalestine.com so more people can get these beautiful leather pieces! What about the story of JELLD? Well, we think it's pretty cool JELLD began in February 2016 with three friends (one, Ala, left...

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Cyber Monday - Last Chance to Save Big!

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Cyber Monday - Last Chance to Save Big!

This Black Friday - Cyber Monday weekend we've had great offers plus flash sales on some really cool handicrafts from Palestine, but you ain't seen nothing yet! Today for Cyber Monday we are offering FREE USPS domestic shipping AND Bonus Gifts with your order.  Holiday shopping can be overwhelming but we think we can make it a lot easier for you at Handmade Palestine! We've traveled across this small but diverse and creative land and found some amazing artisans. When you purchase any of their items from us, you get the added bonus of knowing that we donate 100% of the...

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