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Part 2: 10 Additional Palestinian-Owned Brands to SUPPORT Today and Every Day!

Part 2: 10 Additional Palestinian-Owned Brands to SUPPORT Today and Every Day!

From June 6-12, it is Palestine Economic Week - this is your opportunity to boycott Israeli products and companies supporting the occupation and use our dollars to support businesses that support the Palestinian Economy by buying from businesses that employ Palestinians, empower Palestinian Refugees, and were started by Palestinians.
10 Palestinian-owned brands to support today and every day!

10 Palestinian-owned brands to support today and every day!

Like the rest of the world, our eyes have been focused on the violence happening to Palestinians in the Middle East. You may be like us and want to find ways to show your support to the Palestinian people. So, we thought what better way to show solidarity than highlighting our favorite Palestinian-owned brands to support today and every day! Check them out and spread the word. 
Sips with Sitti, Episode 3: Resilience in the Face of it All

Sips with Sitti, Episode 3: Resilience in the Face of it All

“We want to give people an understanding of what is going on beyond their silos on social media. At the end of the day, it is human lives being impacted here. Imagine your grandmother or grandfather in this position, there is no getting out. You cannot flee. You know there is a big difference with the refugee community in Gaza compared to refugee communities in other parts of the world. It’s not like other places where you pack your things and go. You sit there and pray you’re alive the next day” - Jackie (Examining crisis of Israeli-Palestinian violence)
Palestine, Structural Violence, and Sitti.

Palestine, Structural Violence, and Sitti.

We are still reeling from the violence towards the Palestinian people in Sheikh Jarrah, in Gaza and throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Our immediate community in Jerash Refugee Camp is predominantly one of Palestinian refugees who themselves and their families have been forcibly displaced from their homes since as early as 1948. 91% of the refugee population living in Jerash Camp are registered as ex-Gazan refugees. Many of these individuals fear for their families and close friends who are still living in Gaza, as well as other areas across the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).

Sips with Sitti, Episode 2: Owning Your Women-Owned Business Story

Sips with Sitti, Episode 2: Owning Your Women-Owned Business Story

“We tend to glamourize this concept of entrepreneurship in a way that it’s control over your schedule and control over your life. You have more control to do what you want when you want… it is actually the opposite. Running a business requires you to place boundaries on yourself, which often time is difficult to do. As small businesses owners, we are wearing 10 different hats to keep our brand afloat. It is difficult to say no to your own brand.” 
Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Jaswinder Salh of Keep Leaf

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Jaswinder Salh of Keep Leaf

Say hello to Jaswinder Salh, the founder of Keep Leaf! Keep Leaf is a sustainable lifestyle brand creating reusable and organic products. They are creating stylish products that are meant to last. Keep Leaf has reusable tote bags, make up bags, lunch bags, and even baby bibs! The brand is also committed to ethical production: all of their products are made in a clean, family-owned facility. The greatest part of Keep Leaf is that your purchase means less toxins and waste going back into the environment. Read more about Jaswinder and the story behind Keep Leaf. 

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Jana Zaibak of Nomz

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Jana Zaibak of Nomz

In this week’s interview, we are talking to the founder of Nomz, Jana Zaibak. Nomz creates a range of wellness products that satisfy your sweet tooth without the extra sugars or artificial sweeteners. Zaibak started the brand after learning more about refined sugars and wanted to make something delicious for all those wishing to be on a healthier diet. The brand prides itself on being simple, proudly displaying all their ingredients on the front of the package. No extra stuff, just all the good things nature has to offer. Read more about Jana and how Nomz is creating healthy bites that taste oh so good! 

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Amy Welsman of PAUME

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Amy Welsman of PAUME

Amy will definitely change the way you look at hand sanitizer and all for the right reasons. PAUME isn’t your typical hand sanitizer. It has a unique plant-based formula, which kills bacteria and moisturizes your hands all together. Say goodbye to dry hands! But wait this isn’t the best part. Their entire array of product packaging is designed with sustainability in mind and they are proud to announce their Plastic Neutral Certification.

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Three Ships

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Three Ships

Meet Connie Lo, co-founder of Three Ships Beauty, a Toronto-based skincare brand focused on providing clean, natural products that are accessible and affordable to all. The brand was created back in 2017 in response to the lack of affordable and natural products on the market. Today, they pride themselves in being Leaping Bunny certified, 100% vegan, and cruelty free.

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: This Bag Helps

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: This Bag Helps

Meet Susie Gay, co-founder of This Bag Helps, a Summerland-based non-profit brand creating tote bags that started with the vision of helping businesses impacted by COVID-19. Since the organization was founded in 2020, it has grown to support other causes including organizations who empower girls education, global programs fighting child hunger, and many more

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Yasaman Haj-shafiei of Jing Well

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Yasaman Haj-shafiei of Jing Well

Yasaman Haj-shafiei is the owner of Jing Well, an Ontario-based brand that is bringing the healing power of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into the mainstream health and wellness arena.

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Heather McDougall of BogoBrush

Own Your [Woman Owned] Business Story: Heather McDougall of BogoBrush

In this week’s interview, we talk with the co-founder and CEO of Bogobrush, Heather McDougall. Heather created the sleek and sustainable Bogobrush toothbrush with the environment front-of-mind.
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