Darzah

About Darzah


Darzah 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 of their pieces is
hand-embroidered and 100% handcrafted in the West Bank. Darzah's
mission is two fold:
1) to create economic opportunities for refugee and
low-income women artisans, and
2) to celebrate tatreez embroidery and
Palestinian cultural heritage.

Darzah is a project of Child's Cup Full,
a non-profit women's economic empowerment initiative based in Zababdeh,
a village located in the northern West Bank. Darzah is fair trade
certified by Fair Trade Federation, which means they are committed to
paying fair wages to their employees, implementing sustainable
manufacturing practices, and supporting marginalized communities. In
2015, unemployment rates for young women in the West Bank were as high
as 63%. Darzah aim's to provide training and job opportunities for some of the
most marginalized individuals in the northern region specifically,
where poverty rates are especially high.


All of the leather in their products are sourced from a family-run
leather manufacturer in Khalil/Hebron. Their artists in the Zababdeh
region collaborate with highly skilled shoe and bag makers in
Khalil/Hebron to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind products that are 100%
made in Palestine.

Each purchase supports Darzah's training and employment programs in the
West Bank.

Empowering Women

In the West Bank, unemployment rates for young women are extremely high, affecting over 60% of the population. Darzah aim's to provide training and job opportunities for some of the most marginalized individuals by working with women in the northern region specifically, where poverty rates are especially high. There are numerous barriers to work for Palestinian women, including constraints
of traditional society and geography. It is not particularly common for
women to have reliable means of transportation, making daily commutes
particularly difficult. For example, one of their artisans is also a college student, one is a single mother, and one has been sent to live with family in a remote village. To combat these hindrances, all of their artisans can choose to work from home, with materials and training delivered to them personally by their lead
artisan, Rahaf. This allows their artisans to fulfill their familial roles and personal responsibilities, while also earning an income.
Each of Darzah's artisans earns a living wage, well above the local minimum. With the income generated by working with Darzah, these women are better able to provide for themselves and their families. Darzah makes sure that every woman working with Darzah knows her value and feels comfortable and confident sharing her opinions. That is why there is no hierarchy amongst the artisans. All are treated as equals, and as such, are encouraged to make decisions as a group. This
income and community creates added stability that has led their artisan to
create larger dreams for not only themselves but also their
organization.

Browse the Darzah Collection

Shipping & Returns


Shipping
Darzah offers free shipping in the US for all orders via the United States
Postal Service, and affordable flat rate international shipping for all
other countries. Import/customs fees determined by destination country.


Exchanges
We want you to love your Darzah goods. If you
would like to exchange your product for another size or item, please
contact us within 15 days of receipt via email at info@olemno.com One time exchanges on shoes for a different size are free of charge in the US. For international exchanges, please contact us. Shoes must be unworn and in their original condition.


Returns
If you find that you are dissatisfied with your
shoe order, please contact us within 15 days of receipt and we would be
happy to provide a refund or exchange for store credit, as long as the
product is in original condition. Shoes must be unworn. There is an $8
Return Fee that will be held from your refund to cover shipping
+ restocking costs. All returns after 15 days will be refunded with
store credit. Bags, accessories, and home goods may be exchanged for another item but not returned for a refund. Please contact us directly for more details at info@olemno.com.

Darzah cannot offer refunds on custom made products.

In case of a damaged shipment due to inclement
weather, please contact us as soon as possible upon receipt of the order
by emailing us at info@olemno.com. We will arrange an exchange
of the item as soon as possible.