The artisans of PALESTYLE are unlike any other: They're refugee women whose intricate handmade embroidery has journeyed from impoverished camps in the Middle East to Italian workshops where the brand’s luxury handbags are crafted.From there, the handbags travel to high-end department stores around the world, including the likes of House of Fraser and Bloomingdales, as well as to the closets of celebrities such as Eva Longoria.
PALESTYLE's genuine leather handbags are adorned with embroidery and gold-plated Arabic calligraphy containing messages of femininity and strength.
PALESTYLE’s social mission is simple: By purchasing a product, you empower refugee women with jobs and their families with social projects. PALESTYLE has a high social return on investment among Middle Eastern brands and the only regional business to hold the prestigious Social Return on Investment Certificate.Other recognitions include an award from MIT for the Best Women-Led Business in 2014, The Emirates Women Humanitarian Award in 2013 and the Harvard University Inspiring Entrepreneur’s Recognition in 2014. PALESTYLE, whose work has been featured at the British Museum of London, aims to continue its mission of empowering refugee women, taking its cause beyond borders, cultures, and religions. Palestyle's work has been also featured in the British Museum of London.