Thursday, January 05, 2006

Freedom Clothing Project: Dressing for a better world

With the economic situation worsening in Palestine every passing day, and unemployment increasing like never before, one can’t but feel this urge to help Palestinians, offer them employment opportunities, and revive their name in a world that has almost forgotten their existence.

Finally, the dream is coming true, now for the first time ever: t-shirts with a ‘Made in the West Bank and Gaza’ label will be available for purchase.
All the thanks to the Freedom Clothing Project, a not-for-profit co-operative working with suppliers in Beit Jala in the occupied West Bank.
The aim of the project is to bring work to some of the estimated 500 clothing manufacturers in the area and to assist them find new markets for their products.

Freedom Clothing Project uses organic cotton, and provides healthy & environment-friendly working conditions.
But that’s not all: for every item purchased from Freedom Clothing Project, they will donate a minimum of 10 percent of the money they make to a “charity pot.”

I’m so thrilled!