The Pin Project

Heba Othman


The Pin Project is a global initiative that provides employment opportunities to displaced people, refugees and artisans in Jordan. Exclusively designed by award-winning Canadian designer Jenny Bird and handcrafted by talented Turquoise Mountain artisans in Jordan, The Pin Project kite pin is a truly collectable piece that gives back.
Available in both silver and brass, each pin is beautifully crafted and unique. Mounted on recycled cardstock which is signed by the artisan who made it, each pin is placed inside an undyed Afghan fabric pouch before being shipped.

This initiative originally launched in 2018 by Hedvig Alexander with the support of global organization, including ISHKAR, Millie, Global Goods and raised over $135,000. The Pin Project provides conscious consumers the opportunity to contribute to something meaningful and powerful while purchasing something they love. Proceeds from your purchase are invested back into the artisan and will help raise awareness and funds and encourage self-reliance. 

Proudly crafted by Turquoise Mountain Jordan
Turquoise Mountain was founded in 2006 by HRH The Prince of Wales to revive historic areas and traditional crafts, to provide jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride. Turquoise Mountain launched its Jordan operation in 2017, specializing in woodworking.

Since 2006, Turquoise Mountain has restored over 150 historic buildings, trained over 6,000 artisans, treated almost 136,000 patients at their Kabul clinic, and supported and generated over $15.5 million in sales of traditional crafts to international clients, including Kate Spade and London’s Connaught Hotel. Turquoise Mountain has also curated major international exhibitions at museums around the world, from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.

  • Made in Jordan 
  • Dimensions: 3.5 cm x 2.4 cm
  • Polished finishing, shiny, smooth, beveled edges
  • Free shipping within Canada & US on orders over $150
  • Free International shipping on orders over $300

Orders will be dispatched in 2-3 working days.

  • For addresses in Canada, tracked postage takes 2-3 business days.
  • International shipping is available to all destinations. For Canada estimated delivery is 3-5 business days, and for the rest of the world 5-12 business days.
  • Millie is not responsible for customs duties or taxes on international shipments, nor is it responsible for delays associated with the import process.
  • We offer free shipping for
    • Canada and USA on orders over $150
    • International on orders over $300

    We will be happy to offer a full refund (excluding shipping) on items returned within 14 days of receipt of delivery.

    Clean with a soft cloth and warm water. Wear with love.

    Meet the Maker


    Heba Othman is a Syrian apprentice that moved to Jordan after the war in 2012. She currently is lives in Amman, Jordan, working with Turquoise Mountain. For Heba, traditional craft has always caught her attention and at a young age she showed interest in creating and drawing and this was the beginning of her jewellery making journey, with growing hopes to begin her own eponymous brand someday. Heba took part in the turquoise mountain jewellery training program in 2019 and worked on the production of these pins, all handmade with love.

    The Inspiration

    This iconic pin, designed by Jenny Bird and nominated for an Impact Award from CAFA, is a symbol of optimism and hope. First introduced in 2017 by Hedvig Alexander on Kickstarter, with support of organizations like ISHKAR and Millie, the first generation of pins have raised over $140,000 for refugees and displaced people worldwide.

    The Impact

    The Pin Project shines a light on the talent of female artisans, many of whom have sought refuge from war-torn countries. Proceeds are invested back into the artisan community, facilitating further training and fair wages, helping them to reach new heights.

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