Abeer, a refugee, knows what love is. Love is what drove her to save her children from a burning room. Love is what propelled her forward when she and her children lost absolutely everything. And love is what carries her now, as a mother and an artisan selling hand-made candles, providing for her family and creating a new life for her children.
Our refugee-made goods are beautiful and well-made, while empowering women and men in war-torn areas to provide for their families. It’s a gift that honors the loved ones in your life and multiplies your love around the world.
Our refugee-made candles are individually poured into beautiful cups of hand-hammered copper or hand-painted ceramic. When your candle finishes burning, you can use the vessel as a decorative dish in your home.
2. SoapSisterhood and Kinsman Soap are all-natural, using locally-sourced ingredients in Iraq. Each bar of refugee-made soap is handmade by women and men who have fled war and are now remaking home for their families. Available in a variety of scents, including
- Fig and Date
- Women’s Activated Charcoal
- Rose Neroli
- Lemon zest
- Olive oil
- Patchouli and Orange Oils
- Lemongrass Oils
- Men’s Activated Charcoal
Our refugee-made knits are a beautiful complement to your home. Handknit (or sewn) by refugee women, these are a beautiful and functional gift. And each washcloth and towel is made within a circle of women pursuing sisterhood and income together, helping their families and their whole communities to rise.
4. Stuffed Animals
Handknit by Syrian women who have fled war, these adorable stuffed animals spread love and joy and invite the youngest among us to be peacemakers, too. Also our Peace Dolls, made by Israeli and Palestinian women working side by side, prove that conflict, however long or complex, does not have to get the last word.
Our refugee-made goods make beautiful gifts for loved ones in your life. But more than that, they empower people like Abeer, who have fled violence and endured devastating loss. Who are brave and capable and strong. Who want to create a new life for their children and their family, who want to spread love and hope in each candle, each bar of soap, each washcloth, and each stuffed animal.