SALAHEDDIN is a fair trade company based in Western Brittany, France, launched by Jean-François Vaillant in 2004, importing Syrian handicrafts created by artisans from Damascus, Aleppo, and other Syrian cities.
SALAHEDDIN was founded to value the unique cultural tradition of Syrian craftsmanship that Jean-François discovered while living in Syria in 2000-2001. The company imports felt rugs, copper and wooden items, Alep soap and a wide variety of mouth-blown glass products created by one of the oldest glass producing families in Damascus. Because of current events, many of the artisans have nowadays left Syria. Alep Soap-makers could restart a production on the Turkish border. For those who stayed, like the glassblowers, keeping working is fundamental to survive and have hope for the future.