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Meet the Afghan Refugee Collective

In honor of World Refugee Day 2022, Nest and Etsy announced the launch of the Afghan Refugee Collective which includes shops owned by Afghan women who have recently resettled as refugees in communities across the United States. With guidance from Zolaykha Sherzad, an Afghan design consultant, these women created a stunning collection of home goods and textiles using traditional Afghan needlework techniques, which provide a tangible connection to their culture while they rebuild their lives in a new country. 

In partnership with local organizations that support refugee resettlement in Buffalo, Dallas, and Seattle, Nest and Etsy provided on-site product development and technical training on everything from opening a bank account to optimizing product photography, listing products online, and fulfilling orders. Additionally, shop owners gained access to a resource library with materials on how to set up and sustain an Etsy shop, complete with videos and documents translated into Dari and Pashto to make establishing their craft businesses a success.

Arezo Design

Nooriah
Seattle, WA

Asila Design Crafts

Asila
Dallas,TX

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Asiya Design Art

Baseerah
Seattle, WA

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

ASMA Design Art

Razma
Seattle, WA

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

AZIN Art

Diba
Seattle, WA

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Bibi Sofia Design

Sofia
Jersey City, NJ

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Design Mina Boutique

Sediqa
Virginia

Fariba Honar

Fariba
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Farida Design Studio

Farida
Seattle, WA

Ikram Designs Art

Marwa
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Ja Bibi Design

JB
Jersey City, NJ

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Kabul Designs

Mursal
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Komail 1

Narges
Dallas, TX

Lilac Designs US

Tahmina
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Mahtab Moon

Mahbooba
Seattle, WA

Meher DIY

Masooda
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Naz Designs Creations

Nazia
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Palwasha Store

Palwasha
Buffalo, NY

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Parrot A Crafts

Zainab
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Qaderi Designs

Roqia
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Safa Parwani

Freshta
Buffalo, NY

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Shaista Design Art

Shaista
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Shekeba Designs

Shekeba
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Solah Crafts

Ayesha
Buffalo, NY

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

Sosan Designs

Sosan
Dallas, TX

Sprouting Flower Co

Sho
Jersey City, NJ

Zala Collective

Bibi
Jersey City, NJ

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

ZLA Designs

Zainab
Dallas, TX

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS

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