HANDMADE BY REFUGEES
We have partnered up with a fashion designer, Omar Munie who himself is a former refugee from Somalia. The Embracelet are produced in the sustainable atelier, Dream Factory, by refugees in the city Den Haaq, Netherlands. The atelier offers former refugees who are unemployed, but want to learn a craft, a chance of reintegration into society. After a 6 month training process and work, the 'dreamers' are guided to a job at Dream Factory.
"An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world are currently displaced and have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees. Over half of whom are under the age of 18". (UNCHR) These recycled life-jackets were collected on Lesbos Island by Movement On The Ground in Greece, an area that has become a central destination for refugees and according to UNHCR, sees a rate of 3,300 refugees per day.