Skip to main content


Stand: 5B73

Yadawee, meaning “handmade” in Arabic, is a for-profit social enterprise that was established in 2002 by Hisham El Gazzar to support the trades around the world. Yadawee does this by working with local and refugee artisans and craftsmen to produce high-quality handicrafts while ensuring fair trade practices every step of the way.

Yadawee has been committed to top-quality handicrafts and supporting the lives of artisans and craftsmen since day one. To support the standard of living for artisans and craftsmen, as well as help them grow in their own skill areas, Yadawee follows the 10 principles of fair trade, established by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)

In 2017, Yadawee took over management of The NilFurat Project, which, overseen by UNHCR, is a safe space for learning, expressing, experimenting, and production created for a group of refugee and Egyptian women who bring together their cultural diversity and stories to make high-quality artisan products and generate their own income. At that same time, Yadawee also became a member of MADE51, which is another organization run by UNHCR that promotes economic inclusion of refugees.

The NilFurat Project was established in 2015 by The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is a space where refugee and Egyptian women are invited to bring their cultural diversity, stories, and skills to make high-quality artisan products and generate their own income. The NilFurat Project joined MADE51 in 2017, which is another model run by the UNHCR that promotes economic inclusion of refugees in global value chains.



Contact Exhibitor

Contact Exhibitor


Show Sectors