Pal Craftaid tee-shirt line growing

Pal Craftaid is offering a new Tee-shirt to its clothing line, with rose-and-red colors that pop.

All of the Tee’s are produced by women artisans in the Bethlehem area and may be obtained from Pal Craftaid board members, or by contracting Kirsten Johnston, the distribution coordinator, at

“The fabric Tee-shirts are fully fair trade and are produced by artisans who work in relationship to the Bethlehem Arab Women’s Union (BAWU),” says Ervin Bullock, Pal Craftaid’s marketing coordinator.

The BAWU has a long and history as a non-profit charitable organization and cultural society. In operation since 1947, it has the dual task of preserving Palestinian traditional arts, and, securing work that enables women to support their families and children.

When the BAWU was conceived, one of the original goals was to provide work for women that could be done at-home, a principal that is still observed. The artisans deliver finished products to the BAWU, which sits in the city center of Bethlehem.

The first Tee’s were designed with a wintertime motif. This Tee offers softer colors and an intricate design.