Grand Bazaar Jewelers, in a consortium with Small Projects Istanbul are responsible for the tote bags given to all participants of the World Humanitarian Summit happening the 23rd-24th of May, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. Our staff pitched, conceptualized, and procured the materials for this innovative bag. The “Carrying Hope” tote features 8 different true stories by Syrian refugee women at Small Projects Istanbul. Proceeds from this project allow for 80 Syrian children to go to school for a full year and 40 households’ rent for a month. Grand Bazaar Jewelers is proud of our part in publicizing this humanitarian crisis and our continuing support of women and children in need.
The Olive Tree Women's Craft Collective at Small Projects Istanbul
This craft collective, run by Small Projects Istanbul at their community centre, The Olive Tree in Fatih, Istanbul, helps women displaced by the conflicts in Syria and Iraq develop handicraft skills and allows them the opportunity to earn livelihood support and provide for themselves and their families. This is critical for many as they don't have the right to work in Turkey. Currently, they are making high quality 925 silver rings with hand tools, and beautiful woven macrame and beaded bracelets with assistance and support by GrandBazaarJewelers.com.