Tribalogy design  




A unique design label supporting vulnerable Palestinian and Syrian refugee women in Jordan in a project which employs their skills in the design and manufacture of beautiful, original handicrafts for local and international markets.




Tribalogy is the study of tribal cultures that are rich in history and unique in their nature. Tribalogy's focus is on providing modern and creative designs using local traditional materials which can be found in and around Jordan, while providing economic and vocational support to vulnerable refugee women.

Originally from Japan and having lived in New York, Italy and Switzerland, Tribalogy founder Mei Hayashi moved to Jordan in 2008. Having worked as a fashion designer for high-end brands in New York and Italy, the life experiences in a small Bedouin village in the south of Jordan helped her reach a new height as a designer and use her creations as a way to celebrate the tribal cultures.

Through this project, Tribalogy aims to increase awareness, inspire others and make a difference. Instead of adding just another product to the already cluttered world, we would like to present something special with a soul, a craftwork made by the hands of those who are in need, with design details that are unique to these tribal cultures.

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