Project - Syria - Fair Trade - Traditional Textiles

Syrian girl walks underneath flowing scarfs

“Empowerment of women and gender equality are prerequisites for achieving political, social, economic, cultural, and environmental security among all peoples."

Sabbara was established inside Syria in 2012 in response to the escalating war and its devastating consequences for families all over the country. We aim to train women in traditional skills, to create a sustainable infrastructure for production, as well as develop an international market for their work.

Drawing on the many different cultural traditions within Syria, the women of Sabbara have created their own bright, colourful style, reflecting the pleasure they take in their work as well as their determination not to be beaten by their circumstances.  Community and education programmes have ensured all members of the families benefit. Your enjoyment of these projects makes a real difference to a great many lives.