The “Peace Steps” laboratory is the heart whose beating gave life to a brand of fairly traded leather footwear and bags made by the skilled hands of Palestinian artisans. Traditional manufacturing is accompanied by a contemporary design giving life to unique products, perfect for those who want to leave footprints of peace.
Peace Steps is an international cooperation project born from the encounter between Nazca MondoAlegre scs and Vento di Terra NGO. The two organisations have provided Hebron artisans with modern equipment and workshops where they can work safely. The leathers to be used and the models to be made have been chosen together with them so as to combine traditional craftsmanship with contemporary taste to give shape to unique sandals, slippers and bags with a high social value.
The project intends to promote inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth in Palestine, by strengthening and disseminating practices of Social and Solidarity Economy that guarantee fair and sustainable work and development opportunities to young people and women in Bedouin communities in Area C and other communities marginalised in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
26 small producers from the artisan, fruit and vegetable, dairy and tourism sectors are involved with the aim of creating a network of small social enterprises inspired by ethical and supportive criteria and capable of generating a real economic benefit in the communities to which they belong.