The Syrian people have been forced to flee the horrific living conditions brought on by war in the country and to build a safe future for themselves. As a neighboring country, Turkey is on their escape route and thus houses a large number of the refugees. There have been efforts to meet such basic emergency needs of Syrian families as food, water, clothing and housing, they are insufficient. They do not comprise a model that will meet the needs of Syrians taking refuge on Turkish territory and provide them with continuous income and employment. Palmyra Design aims to serve as a sustainable economic model that can fill this void and help refugee women regularly contribute financially to their families. Workshops are conducted with the assistance of local and foreign designers. These are followed by various training sessions and seminars in business management and sales-marketing. Their aim is to strengthen women's understanding of these areas and to ensure the sustainability of the established business model.
Together, AnArt and TPAF launched the Palmyra Design project as a model in order to help Syrian refugee women earn a sustainable income. The workshops, training sessions and seminars for 25 displaced women are conducted at the community center. With the income attained by means of the Palmyra Design Project, women are helping build a better future for their children and trying to support them on this journey.
Through Palmyra Design project, woman also get help in accessing sources of income in Istanbul and in earning a livelihood. The products made in periodic workshops held by the famous designers Claire Burkert and Susie Vickery are sold in both local and foreign markets, and online orders are taken. New workshops led by local and foreign designers will be held and the products made in the project will become diversified and grow in number.
If you would like to buy these products in order to contribute to the future of the Syrian women and their children, you can place orders over our website. You, too, can help women realize their dreams.