The Syrian Collection
The Ana Collection
Through our dolls and embroidery, we portray the hopeful voices, colorful dreams, and stories of war-torn children and their families. We want to spread the unheard, simple stories, and aspirations of everyday people like you, people like me who are forced daily to flee their homes.
Children are usually the most heavily affected by war. We believe they are the lost-generations. Their childhood is halted. Innocence scarred. Playing outside threatened. Education is a dream. Trauma is lifelong.
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 pain through art and self-expression.
Each doll is given the name of a refugee and once sold, part of the proceeds go back to that refugee.
Syrian Refugee women in Lebanon, from the Bassmeh & Zeitouneh NGO help in the production of the dolls. They are payed for each doll they embroider.
Through this effort we help provide gainful employment and a way to help provide for their families. Ultimately, we hope to create a community allowing refugees to help other refugees.