This scarf is woven with more than yarn.
This scarf is hand-knit by our friend Gule, a Syrian refugee who refuses to let violence have the last word over her life.
Refugee life is hard for Gule—she isn’t always treated well by her neighbors in the refugee camp where she lives. She’s kind and open-hearted. She takes care of a son with cerebral palsy and two grandchildren, despite her own severe poverty. But she doesn’t seem to have whatever it is that makes you part of the “in” crowd. Yes, even in a refugee camp.
But here, in this little handcraft co-op, Gule skillfully commands her crochet hook. Gule was so thrilled to work with her hands again that instead of waiting for her own hook or borrowing one from a neighbor, she carved a crochet hook for herself out of a wooden skewer. Gule didn’t have the tool she needed, so she made her own. She was not going to be left behind. This is the kind of enthusiasm, joy, and determination you invest in when you come alongside our refugee sisters.
Life in a refugee camp can offer little space for beauty or imagination, but these knits are changing that. Each one provides income and stability for a refugee family—and a renewed sense of purpose for the women who make them.
One hand-knit scarf by a Syrian refugee. Made with acrylic yarn. Extremely limited quantity.
Items in stock will ship from the US in approximately 2 business days. Please allow 2–6 weeks for international delivery. An additional customs fee may be charged by governing authorities on international orders.
Handmade by a Syrian woman living in a refugee camp. Makes a great gift!
A More Beautiful World
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Made with acrylic yarn. Approximately 56" x 8". Machine wash on delicates or spot clean.