Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Libya, Sudan are the 7 banned countries by the new government of the US. They also happen to be the countries that have been part of what the UNHCR calls the biggest human rights crisis since WWII: the Refugee Crisis. Banned Countries Scarf is meant to raise awareness about this issue and the legal work the ACLU has done since the ban was declared.
Céline Semaan, a Lebanese designer and the founder of Slow Factory, a Brooklyn fashion company that began in 2012 with the goal of creating and selling products that raise awareness around issues such as the plight of refugees or the threat of global warming.
Slow Factory is a design lab working with companies to research and implement sustainability-focused initiatives. It is 100% eco-friendly and fair-trade, committed to the UN Global Compact and its principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.