Shatila Studio creates bespoke, hand-made needle art fashion. Every item is unique. Every item tells a story.

We don’t produce mass-market fashion. We produce wearable works of art to cherish over a life time.

We are a social enterprise run by Syrian and Palestinian refugee women for Syrian and Palestinian refugee women. We operate in the heart of the Shatila camp in Beirut.

We work to order but have also created our own, unique collections that includes bags, shirts and jackets. The studio gives employment to over 100 Syrian and Palestinian refugee women from Shatila. They are skilled in embroidery, tailoring and crochet work. Our own design takes its inspiration from life in camp. The studio counts among its clients Spanish shoe designer Gioseppo, Lebanese designer Rana Salam and Italian corporation Barilla.

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Hand embroidered bookmark bearing traditional Palestinian design. The perfect small gift for book-lovers.

Front embroidered, back lined.



Put order into your life with this beautiful pouch.

This pouch features traditional Palestinian designs. Sheathes of wheat, symbolising plenty, give way to a checked pattern symbolising the prison bars of occupation and life in a camp. The green thread snaking around the prison bars symbolises hope.

Dimensions:18 x 14cm

All pouches are lined.

Glasses case


Keep you glasses scratch-free in style with the Niveen Glasses Case.

Featuring traditional Palestinian embroidery of cyprus trees reaching to the sky, symbolising aspiration.

Inside lined.

18cm x 9cm

Shatila stories (Available in English and Arabic )


Most novels are written by professionals using second hand material. Not this one. The editors have taken nine refugees, taught them the basics of creative writing, and asked them to tell their “Shatila Stories”. The result is a miracle – a piece of collaborative fiction unlike any other.