Advanced training courses in sewing and embroidery have reinforced the skills of the 22 deaf employees in this department. Cross-stitch handbags, purses, shawls and thobes (traditional Palestinian women dress) are among a wide range of products produced in the sewing and embroidery department. The deaf women have specialized in the production of unique high quality products ranging in colors, designs and fabrics. A team of designers work together to create exceptional new embroidery ideas and innovative and trendy new products blending fabrics, colors and designs in a traditional yet modern context. For these women the crafts production unit acts as a vital lifeline, enabling them to become independent and effective members of society.