Beginning as a community-based initiative to bring people together over shared struggles, we have grown into a collective dedicated to illuminating the extremely human nature of fashion and politics. Nöl Collective is far more than just a fashion brand: We work at the intersection of feminism, Palestinian culture, ethical fashion, and social justice.
At Nöl, we manufacture our apparel and accessories with small family-run businesses and women’s cooperatives across the West Bank and Gaza, supporting local production, talent, and craftsmanship.
Under the isolation imposed by military occupation, Palestinian creatives and Palestinians in general, are isolated from one another. We aim to forge an intricate network of artisans all over Palestine, many of whom will not even meet based on which side of the borders they fall. Our garments produced hyper-locally in an effort to both support as many local women-led businesses, women’s cooperatives, and women artisans as possible and to reduce our carbon footprint.
Our work is built upon shedding light upon the intimate relationships between our bodies and the clothes we choose to put on them. In sharing the geo-political and social framework which affects the lives of those creating our clothes, we’re forging an informed conversation between consumers and producers.
We are passionate helping to illuminate an intersectional political and feminist framework which shapes our particular creative process. The production process is designed to help revive the local textile industry, supporting local artisans, focusing on women, and build a network of creatives typically isolated from one another. These garments represent to us the transcendence of the creative process and of the collective over physically imposed borders, signifying an act of defiance in and of itself.
nöl collective is actively working to illuminate the politics which shape how we produce, engage with, and buy fashion. we’re bringing you into the design and production process to redefine the relationships we have with our clothes and with the people who make them.
art is political, and thus, fashion is political. It gives way to a global interconnectedness as well as situations that are often of asymmetrical power and exchange.
nöl partners directly with local women’s cooperatives, family-run sewing workshops, and artisans, keeping production hyper-local.
at nöl many of our garments are made to order, which ensures that we create something just for you and reduce waste.