Darzah is creating wearable art that dates back centuries
Darzah is an empowering initiative, launched by professor and humanitarian Janette Habashi in 2008
Darzah (which means "stitch" in Arabic) is a non-profit, ethical fashion brand specializing in Palestinian "tatreez" embroidery, a centuries-old art form, traditionally passed down from mother to daughter. Each piece is hand-embroidered and 100% handcrafted in the West Bank and can take up to one month to complete. All the leather is sourced from local family run leather manufacturers. As a result, the combination of Tatreez Embroidery and locally sourced leather makes for a unique product that is 100% made in Palestine.
Darzah is also a project of Child's Cup Full, a non-profit that was founded by Dr Janette Habashi in 2008. The focus of CCF is to empower women through work and economic development, it was created on the principle that when you invest in a woman, you invest in the larger community. The CCF is based in Zababdeh, a village located in the northern West Bank. In 2015, unemployment rates for young women in the West Bank were as high as 63%, their goal is to provide training and job opportunities for some of the most marginalized individuals in the northern region specifically, where poverty rates are especially high. Every purchase of a Darzah product supports these training and employment initiatives in the West Bank.