Meet our brand-new team member: Safia Pamir!
Safia is 26 years old and lives in Oisterwijk. She is originally from Afghanistan, from where she came as a refugee together with her parents 21 years ago. " We have been integrated as a family in the Dutch society for many years," she says.
For four years, Safia followed the 'Mode Op Maat' (tailor-made) fashion training at the ROC in Tilburg. She graduated in 2016. "After my studies in Tilburg, I studied to become an Educational Assistant at Summa College in Eindhoven," she explains. "In 2019 I graduated successfully. Nevertheless, my passion for textiles continued to grow. So I decided not to continue with my education and to follow my textile heart!”
And so she did. In October 2019, her own company Safia Kledingreparatie (clothing repair) was born. She explains enthusiastically: "I find it extremely challenging to give clothing a new life. I really believe that textiles should be reused. Wolkat also focuses a lot on sustainability and that inspires me tremendously. Their way of working is very much in line with mine and my vision on textiles. Last September I joined the Wolkat team and I love it!”
Her work within Wolkat mainly involves coming up with ideas and making samples, she says. The samples that Wolkat makes also include home accessories, kitchen accessories and bags. But that's not Safia's only function; she doesn't hesitate to take care of the social media channels as well. "This includes posting photos and stories on Instagram. What I find really special about my work is that no two days are the same. Every day has a different schedule and I love that variation. That's how it remains challenging!”
Safia, many thanks for sharing your story. We are very happy that we have added you to our team and hope you will stay with us for a long time!