Ofertext manufactures textile from recycled materials through non-woven stitch bonding and needle techniques.
The company’s main products are floor rags, bathmats, home mats, pet mats and Geotechnical fabric, used by construction and infrastructure companies.
Ofertext’s main production site is located in Barkan Industrial Zone (IZ), in the occupied West Bank. The company also has a marketing and distribution office in Miami Florida, USA.
Ofertext has a track record of exploiting Palestinian workers at its main production site in Barkan IZ. According to Kav La Oved, between 2008-2013, the company was sued by 25 Palestinian workers for a total amount of 546,988 NIS (~ 156,801 USD).
Barkan IZ is one of 20 settler IZs and is the biggest employer of Palestinian workers. Palestinian workers in IZs are exploited as a cheap labour and work in precarious and often dangerous conditions. Check out Who Profits’ dynamic report on settler industrial zones for more information on the structural exploitation of Palestinian workers.