This collection of colorful bookmarks are handmade from start to finish by Syrian Refugee women in Shatila Camp, Lebanon. Not only does each bookmark provide income for the woman who made it, but proceeds also go to support the TKS computer literacy program launched in September 2018.
Ethically created, made with love by Syrian Refugee Artisans
Lined with upcycled fabrics
$10 of the bookmark goes towards the Tight-Knit Syria Education Program
** Due to each bookmark being handmade, there may be slight differences in the one you receive.
Every purchase of an Elisha C. product is helping end poverty by providing artisans/producers a stable job, sending underprivileged children to school, and empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty.
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Tight Knit Syria was founded in 2013, and is a non-profit organization that works with displaced Syrian women and connects their beautifully handmade products to local and international markets. They currently work with two collectives (Northern Syria and Lebanon) where many of our artisans have fled war and are faced with challenges in refugee camps, including lack of sufficient humanitarian aid, high daily expenses, and extreme living conditions. Although they were forced to leave their belongings behind, they brought with them the knowledge of traditional skill sets like embroidery, crocheting, and knitting, passed on from their mothers and grandmothers. Coupled with their resilience, resourcefulness and creativity, these women have the ability to earn an income to support themselves and their families.