Established in 2003 Palcrafts is a registered Scottish charity limited by guarantee. Its primary purpose is the relief of poverty for Palestinian people by promoting their craft heritage and tragitional skills through education and through its trading arm Hadeel. Hadeel has Fair Trade status to purchase, import and sell traditional crafts from producer groups, mainly women's cooperatives and people with special needs, providing social benefits through employment. The educational work aims to spread knowledge of the rich craft heritage of Palestine and the craft producers. All profits are used to make grants for further development of the producer groups.
In 2010 Hadeel received Edinburgh's Lord Provost's Fair Trade General Award.