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Inspired and illustrated by the hopes, dreams and stories of refugee children and families. Syrian Refugee women in Lebanon, from the Bassmeh & Zeitouneh NGO help in the production of the dolls. They are being payed for each doll they embroider.
Through this effort The Ana Collection help provide them with gainful employment and a way to help provide for their families. Ultimately creating a community and circle allowing refugees to help other refugees. Their hope is to continue to provide jobs for even more women in need.
Children are usually the most affected by war-torn areas, they are the lost-generations. Their childhood is halted. Innocence scarred. Playing outside threatened. Letters and drawings are gathered from refugee children; their stories inspire the illustrations on our dolls. By giving them the chance to draw and express their dreams we also aspire to help heal their invisible pain through art and self-expression.
Through their dolls and embroidery, they want to portray the hopeful voices, colorful dreams and stories of war-torn children and their families. To spread the unheard, simple stories and aspirations of everyday people like you, people like me who are forced daily to flee their homes. Their hopes and identities are being muffled by the blinded media, the stubborn big powers and the selfish hands of time.
Each doll is given the name of a refugee and once sold, part of the proceeds will go back to that refugee.
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Local Delivery: Free (Tuesday or Thursday delivery)
All online items are available for free pick up from our Rosebery showroom. This service is available Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. All orders must be collected from the side entrance on Dunning Avenue. Same day pick up is available if you order before 1pm. Please allow a three-hour window from when you place your order to when you arrive to collect.
Koskela’s social impact program commits 1% of revenue (10% of profit) to facilitate collaborations between artists working in Indigenous-owned art centres and our team, to create new contemporary design products. We also stock a selection of social impact products from around the world.
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