Rags to Stitches - Zabbaleen Trust

The tree is decorated with rags and scraps of fabric and paper, typical of the waste materials that zabbaleen women of an Egyptian community of garbage collectors use to create beautiful woven rugs and bags, patchwork quilts, and household items, handmade greetings cards, gift bags and stationery. They learn their skills and receive education and healthcare as part of a development project that Zabbaleen Trust is supporting.

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