ADISH's First Archive Sale
On the last weekend of October ’21, we held our first ever Archive Sale at Mirage Tel Aviv. The Adish team members are from different backgrounds and geographic locations that stretch between occupied Palestine....
On the last weekend of October ’21, we held our first ever Archive Sale at Mirage Tel Aviv.
The Adish team members are from different backgrounds and geographic locations that stretch between occupied Palestine & the Palestinian Territories to Tel Aviv and New York, but to date, we had never sold our collections in Israel. With that in mind, we believed that our first encounter with the local audience should be more informative than just having a weekend-long sale - thus we’ve created a short zine telling our mission and how to get involved - in three languages, English, Arabic, and Hebrew. You can find the English text below and a PDF version of the zine HERE.
We want to thank everyone that helped us make this weekend as amazing as it was.
See you next time!
ADISH means apathetic in Hebrew.
We wanted a name that stands for a feeling, or lack thereof, so rampant in Israeli society: an apathy for the occupation of Palestine and the violent oppression of Palestinians, apathy in the face of human rights violations, and apathy that spreads like a disease.
The first step we can take to move forward is acknowledging this state of detachment. In 2018, we created our brand in an attempt to do this while celebrating and preserving Palestinian culture. Our dream was to band together and form a collaboration between Palestinians and Israelis. We rose above challenges and broke through the walls and borders that separate us as we are committed to telling the story of these beautiful arts that face systematic eradication. Through our efforts to preserve these crafts, we aim to amplify the silenced history of the Palestinian people and seek to propel anti-occupation awareness.
We are dedicated to producing and manufacturing our garments with local artisans and workshops in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel. ADISH works with embroiderers, weavers, fabric painters, and artists who preserve this centuries-old tradition. From Ramallah to Dheisheh refugee camp & Hebron, we feel honored to have teamed up with over 60 craftspeople.
Our partnership formed an allyship, fostering a connection not only between the four ADISH partners but also with the craftswomen & men we met through the manufacturing process. We believe our cause of acknowledgment and preservation is a way to build bridges between the silenced past and the undeniable present. Palestinians of the occupied territories and those who live within the ’48 borders are coming together, alongside Israelis, to fight for justice and liberation.
Our brand is always seeking to grow, develop new collaborations, create a sustainable impact, and expose a wider audience to these crafts and traditions in hopes to evolve into a mutual “resistance through existence”. We have an open call for action through fashion, inviting creatives to join us on our journey and evolution into awareness.
What can you do to support the Palestinian cause?
Education is the key to understanding, learning & re-learning history, and unlearning myths. Be vocal about human rights, be active.
Below is a list of NGOs, organizations, and collectives that we recommend that you follow on social media, donate to, and even take part in their activities (not associated with ADISH):
Adalah Legal Center
Breaking The Silence
Friends of Jahalin
Good Shepherd Collective
Physicians for Human Rights Israel
Standing Together Movement
Youth Against Settlements
Youth of Sumud