What We Do
Here at BabyFist we think about each step in the process of bringing our designs from paper to life. We want you to know exactly where your apparel comes from on the map, how it was made, and who made it. We don’t believe that ethical consumerism, social impact, and fashion need to be mutually exclusive.
Gaza Textile Industry
Because Gaza has been under siege for over a decade, its textile industry is only at 13% of what it once was. We have joined the effort to rebuild the industry and make our denim jackets there.
Our t-shirts, hoodies, and tote bags are all made and screen-printed in Ramallah with Abu Ziad, the owner of his family-run business. Abu Ziad ensure safe and positive working conditions for his small team. As we believe in transparency and ethical production, working with Abu Ziad and his team has helped us reach this goal.
We believe in uniting the various efforts to empower women in Palestine so we partnered with a local organization to help fund their powerful work.
Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD)
10% of our proceeds are donated to PWWSD.
In their words, here is their mission:
The Palestinian Working Women Society for Development aims for gender equality and the eradication of all forms of discrimination against women, through empowering and mobilizing women’s participation in the struggle against the Israeli occupation, the contribution to the development processes, the promotion of woman’s political, economic and civil rights and the expansion of women’s access to justice through improving psychological well-being among women and girls, and combating gender-based violence.
Celebrating Arab Identity & Diversity
Acceptance and empathy are at the heart of our creative process here at BabyFist. We believe that Arab identity is complex and inherently undefinable. Defying definition and shattering stereotypes are to be encouraged and celebrated.
Our photoshoots feature the people we always wanted to see growing up: ourselves. We celebrate the rainbow of Arab identity, the varieties of body types, and the deconstruction of gender and beauty norms. Right on.
Brain Food and Heart Hugs
BabyFist unearths the labyrinth of gender-based issues affecting Arab women and men (and everyone in-between) throughout the world from a place of compassion and unconditional fond regard, with the conviction that deviating from the norm is to be celebrated. Our blogs explore issues of identity from gender-based issues to Arab identity. Everyone has a place to come to, learn, contribute, connect, and find a family.
Socially Engaged Art Projects
These are projects designed to spark conversations about social change. We believe that people's voices aren't heard enough and we work to encourage the act of speaking up. Our projects embark on the mission to remind everyone their voices are valuable and capable of producing change.
We host workshops covering topics from gender-based violence to mental health, all with the mission of providing a safe and open space for young Palestinians to engage in a conversation about typically taboo issues. These workshops allow youth to interact with these topics, learn more about them, and nestle themselves into a support system.
Throughout the year, the proceeds from our sales are donated to various projects including food drives, clothes drives, and school supplies drives. The goal is to provide an opportunity to contribute and work with our community in a positive way.