I LOVE SYRIA is a line dedicated to the empowerment of the displaced women in SYRIA.  These bracelets, inspired by the love Rania Kinge has for her native country, are created by women living in shelters.  These designs allow a growing number of woman to sustain a substantial income, restoration of a sense of purpose, and gives them hope for their country to restore it's unity.  

 

Rania Kinge is passionate about creating more jobs for these women.  Your purchase of an I <3 SYRIA bracelet may seem like a small gesture, but it is crucial for these women and they THANK YOU for your consideration.

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"ITC and the Government of Japan are working together through the ITC E-Solutions Programme to empower and connect internally displaced women in Syria to international markets. ITC helps arrange exports of handicrafts, jewellery, and fashion and decorative items through e-commerce, showing that digital tools can bring in income and help preserve cultural traditions. The project is designed to bridge the gap between humanitarian assistance and development assistance by connecting internally displaced people to global markets."
Partnering with Japan to connect displaced Syrian women to markets
Partnering with Japan to connect displaced Syrian women to markets
"Ms Rania Kinge, Social entrepreneur, told the story of MbW, explaining how it was ‘conceived and made’ in a ‘complete warzone’. In 2012, while visiting shelters for displaced women in Damascus, Kinge wondered how she could help them look beyond their situation and ‘educate their children in a more stable environment’. She decided to teach them how to make a product. Four criteria informed her choice of the ‘I love Syria’ bracelets "
E-Caravan for Peace: Promoting E-commerce in Conflict and Post-conflict Situations’
E-Caravan for Peace: Promoting E-commerce in Conflict and Post-conflict Situations’
"ITC and the Government of Japan are working together through the ITC E-Solutions Programme to empower and connect internally displaced women in Syria to international markets. ITC helps arrange exports of handicrafts, jewellery, and fashion and decorative items through e-commerce, showing that digital tools can bring in income and help preserve cultural traditions. The project is designed to bridge the gap between humanitarian assistance and development assistance by connecting internally displaced people to global markets."
ITC Partnering with Japan to connect displaced Syrian women to markets
ITC Partnering with Japan to connect displaced Syrian women to markets
"Among her collections, Kinge has two artisan lines – I Love Syria and Damascus Concept – that employ displaced women to produce the pieces. "
The earrings that are making a real statement
The earrings that are making a real statement
"The line, I Love Syria, should appeal to a contemporary woman, Rania explains. But what is the best way to do this? With diminishing access to the global marketplace and design resources such as trend reports, Rania turns today to Swarovski employees, who by leveraging their expertise in product development, design, account management, operations, and marketing, are able to give her the consumer feedback she is looking for. Rania’s interest in these insights is not unique; consumer feedback is a resource that global artisans are keen to access – and it is particularly pressing for those businesses on the cusp of transition from local market selling to international export."
SWAROVSKI EMPLOYEES SUPPORT SYRIAN REFUGEES AS PART OF NEST’S PROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
SWAROVSKI EMPLOYEES SUPPORT SYRIAN REFUGEES AS PART OF NEST’S PROFESSIONAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
"“I could teach them how to make jewellery and create a brand entirely made by displaced people,” she says. “This would alleviate the burden of having lost an entire home and also reinstate them into society.”"
Bracelets that empower women
Bracelets that empower women
"I donate my know-how to teach them how to do handwork so they can slowly get out of the shelters and live as normal Syrian citizens, Kinge said, adding that it’s important for her to give local women a chance at making a decent living in their own country. Syria’s local economy is based on crafts. I thought I would tap into this to reposition Syria on the international scene."
Displaced women in Damascus sell handmade products through online channels.
Syrian designer taps online markets through pop-up souk in Geneva - February 12, 2016
"I want to create a market of conscious consumers who ultimately appreciate great colors, quality and design, who love wearing our items and who also subsequently care that their purchases directly help someone in Syria who has absolutely no other options or alternatives to make a living and feed her children"
Artist in war, RANIA KINGE - Damascus, Syria
Artist in war - Rania Kinge
"I want to create a market of conscious consumers who ultimately appreciate great colors, quality and design, who love wearing our items, and who also subsequently care that their purchases directly help someone in Syria who has absolutely no other options or alternatives to make a living and feed her children."
Rania Kinge , Internationally recognized Syrian jewelry designer : conscious act of channeling the pains and terror of war through creative art
Syriamsa - May 20, 2019
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