Founder Ros started Bethlehem Baubles whilst living in Jerusalem. Wanting to support skilled local craftsman and foster a better sense of cooperation between the communities, she paired up with Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans (BFTA).
Together with associate Charlie, they work closely with Muslim and Christian communities at an individual level in order to produce a unique gift with a direct and meaningful impact.
Bethlehem Fair Trade Artisans (BFTA) is a non-profit NGO established in 2009. It works to spread the fair trade message in Palestine and links Palestinian producers to global fair trade markets.
BFTA‘s mission is to empower the most vulnerable producers in Palestine, support them to become active agents in their own livelihoods and develop their social rights and communities.
Each bauble is carefully hand-blown by Muslim artisans in Hebron and then hand-painted by Christian ladies in their Bethlehem homes. Although these talented individuals follow a general design each year they inevitably leave their own creative mark, making each item unique.
Bethlehem Baubles’ products are 100% plastic free and use recycled materials wherever possible.