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Meet the Makers: Yeshiwork & Zerfe

Meet The Makers.
In a time of distancing, we figured it's time to get closer than ever – virtually, of course.
Every month, we'll be bringing you Q&A's with new members of our team in Ethiopia, to continue building the bridges and uniting us all under one common goal – a better bag for a better world.
Get to know... Yeshiwork & Zerfe

What does your job entail?

Yeshiwork: First we complete any unfinished work, then move on to starting new tasks. When we have a new project, I gather my assistants and explain what to do first, then we complete it together.

Zerfe: I am an assistant stitcher. Basically the right hand of the team leader. When the team leader is not around, I supervise! (Note: Zerfe is about to graduate from our Center of Excellence, and she'll be a Stitching Expert soon! Shhh…)

What is your favorite thing about working for Parker Clay?

Yeshiwork: That me and my coworkers get along and work together so well. I learned to stitch somewhere else, but I feel like I got better when I came here.

Zerfe: The freedom I've found and the relationships that I have with everyone in the office.

What does working in sustainable fashion mean to you?

Zerfe: Learning good skills, gaining education, and working for a company with a great mission. We can learn a lot from it!

What's your favorite food or drink?

Yeshiwork: I like to drink water the most, and I like to eat shiro, which is a traditional vegetarian dish made from chickpea flour.

Zerfe: I love to eat pasta and my favorite drink is Sprite.

What's something you've read or watched recently that you loved?

Yeshiwork: I recently watched an Ethiopian movie that I loved, but now I forgot the name!

Zerfe: I read a bit of Oromay, a somewhat controversial story by Baalu Girma. and my favorite movie ever is Twilight.

What's your favorite day of the year? Why?

Yeshiwork: Epiphany, it’s a holiday that celebrates when Jesus was baptized and it's celebrated with everyone here in Ethiopia.

Zerfe: I love Epiphany too! It's fun to celebrate with so many people and even those you've never met.

If you ever had to leave Ethiopia, what would you miss the most?

Yeshiwork: The holidays, because it would mean spending them away from family. Oh, and of course, my family!

Zerfe: My family, so so much.


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