A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Sitti is a conscious lifestyle brand committed to the self-reliance of refugee and displaced communities through long-term employment opportunities and skill development training, empowered by an inclusive global economy.
To support education through relevant skill development opportunities through our soap artisan training and other professional training programs.
To provide sustainable, long-term employment opportunities through partnerships with community-based workshops and the Sitti global brand.
To empower refugee communities to lift themselves out of poverty through accessible education, sustainable employment and an inclusive global economy.
“Sitti” (si-TEE) ...
... means “My Grandmother” in Arabic. Authenticity, inclusivity, community, self-reliance and sustainability are the values we inherited from our ancestors, passed down over generations. Sitti is a state of mind that transcends borders, rooted in tradition.
Our team is made up of empowered women and men who hold up their communities and their families. They are wise, beautiful individuals who are proud of their traditions and have retained dignity and perseverance despite everything they’ve endured. They are loving, and welcome all into their home as if they were their own family. They care for others before themselves, even when they have little to give.
Each bar of soap is made by hand. Immeasurable love, skill and patience goes into every product. Cold-press olive oil soap must dry for at least 30 days before making its way to a customer. The time it takes to make each batch of Sitti soap represents the commitment of each woman to her family, her community, and her culture. Sitti works hard to create beautiful products for you and your family.
Beyond the Workshop
We are building a sustainable social enterprise committed to the self-reliance of the refugee community. Our community-based organization (CBO) partners help make this possible. In addition to employment opportunities, sales revenue supports community programming for refugees in their host country. Help provide Computer classes, English classes, and artisan training by purchasing your Sitti products today!