Street Style: Sewing Peace

By Kestrel Jenkins

Miriam + Rehan of Two Neighbors

The women of Two Neighbors are driving their own peace process. Miriam and Rehan – an Israeli fashion designer & a Palestinian embroidery artist – have created a business partnership that defies politics, and what they believe instead favors “beauty, common sense, and shared economic benefit.”

Two Neighbors is a social business that not only strives to build peace and become profitable, but also is designed to improve the social conditions of those involved in the process. “We empower women now to improve their economic condition, hoping to have better lives for their children’s future.”

“As women working within their communities, we are demonstrating working at an equal level and focusing on our shared humanities. Our vision is to inspire the people around us to seek peace in any way possible. We aim that the message of peace, is reflected in our garments. ”

To obtain equality and balance, Two Neighbors uses friends and presenters who support them in our vision. The photos of their new collection are featured on French actress Laticia Eido.

As Two Neighbors puts it: “Together we create Peace through the Eye of a Needle.”


Kestrel JenkinsAbout The Author

Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.


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