Arch of Hope


This ornament was made by Syrian refugee women as a sign of hope.  It's an ornament that shows their hope and your hope for a better life and world.

Waste Studio employs artisan refugees in Beirut, Lebanon who have fled from Syria.  They have developed a line of soft furnishings made using embroidery and sewing.  Techniques are a blend of handiwork, oriental patterns, and sustainable fabrics.   Waste's primary line is made from recuperated advertising banners, tire tubing, seatbelt material and more collected from urban landscapes. Designers and refugee artisans work together combining materials in a sustainable design process in which fabrics and advertising banners are individually chosen for every piece.