The Gaza Strip is associated with war, poverty and desperation.
The more than two million Palestinians living there endure extreme conditions. But Gaza is also a place of creativity and productivity.
The House of Organza fashion studio opened in Gaza City last year.
There, four women design and produce clothes and accessories. Much of their work is inspired by Palestinian cultural heritage.
They’ve found success by pursuing their passion.
Video by Ruwaida Amer for The Electronic Intifada.