Three friends founded Zaytoun London and are now the largest network of voluntary distributors based in South London. Umm Khadijah, Umm Ismail and Abu Musa are please to have been working together since 2009. Their friends, neighbours and families have come together to promote fair-trade with Palestinian farmers living under occupation, restrictions and heavy taxes on their produce and therefore their livelihood. Their focus long term, fair & continuous trade with an ethos of sustainability.
Thanks to the efforts of Heather, Cathi and Manal and their community interest company Zaytoun.org who have been importing high quality olive oil and dates amongst other organic produce, we have been able to create a direct link of trade enabling humble Palestinian farmers and their families a sustainable income. This has come a long way from their first visit to Palestine in 2004, and brought back the golden fresh olive oil in empty soda bottles.
Our network continues to grow year by year thanks to the support of ordinary people like you who have discovered the taste of Palestine through Zaytoun products and demand that they continue to receive only the best.