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From the Birthplace of Jesus Christ, the Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society, a Guaranteed World Fair Trade Organization in Palestine, Welcomes You

We combine an integral passion for ethical values with high-quality handmade products

Who We Are

The Holy Land Handicraft Cooperative Society (HLHCS), founded in 1981, represents 35 members: Owners of workshops of olivewood and mother-of-pearl.

In addition to marketing handicrafts produced by our members, we also sell products produced by select, non-member producers such as: Ceramics, glass, embroidery (from many local women’s groups or individual women), olive soap, stationary (made from recycled paper), candles, wool and recycled glass (made by centers or organizations that work with people with special needs and many other artisans).

Approximately 2000 individuals benefit from the Cooperative’s activities. As a guaranteed World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) member, we sell our products mainly through Fair Trade channels to customers all over the world. In addition to our export sales, we also sell our products to tourists and pilgrims through our local souvenir /Fair trade shop.