Since she was a child, it was Khadija’s dream to become a goldsmith, a profession not accessible for girls in her homeland of Morocco. Nevertheless: she persisted. She trained and worked as a goldsmith for many years. In 2018 she moved to the Netherlands together with her husband. She is looking to continue her profession here.
Latifa is an expert at Moroccan designs and embroidery techniques, such as Fez-stitch and randa. For many years she designed, made and sold the elaborately decorated kaftans. She teaches sewing and gives workshops in Moroccan embroidery techniques.
Yasser worked as a woodcarver in his father’s company in Aleppo. They exported their hand-made wooden furniture all over the Middle East. In 2015 Yasser arrived in the Netherlands. In 2017 he collaborated with Karim Adduchi in his collection ‘She Has 99 Names’. Yaser carved wooden pedestal shoes with Islamic geometrical shapes. The shoes have been exhibited in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris.
Najat learned embroidery as a child at the Spanish catholic school in Morocco. She is a dedicated and precise stitcher who wants to develop herself in the field.