In today’s Middle East and Central Asia, thousands of artisans, craftsmen, and refugees are in need of the recognition they very much deserve. Armed conflict, climate change, and political instability has deprived them their rightful place in society and they struggle to reach their aspirations.

It is our dream in Østerland to empower those dedicated women and men, to support them in preserving and spreading their unique art beyond their local communities and to celebrate the beauty of artistry. The rest is up to the customer, wearer and market to decide to choose a piece that is ideal for you.