Meet Atia from Afghanistan
Atia was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. It was there that she learned embroidery and crochet from a friend at the age of 33.
Atia moved to the United States in 2015. When we asked her what brought her to the U.S., she told us that it was because her country had very bad fighting. Atia now lives in Houston with her husband of twenty-one years and five children--two boys and three girls. She tells us that she wakes up every morning at 7AM to work and provide for her family.
Now, as the artisan in charge of embroidery and crochet at Threads by Nomad, it is Atia's responsibility to hand-embroider our custom labels on every single garment that is ordered.
Atia misses the dresses and beautiful clothing that women wear in Afghanistan, but admits to loving the shopping in the United States. She likes everything, but especially the shopping! "I want to make friends, but it is hard because I don't speak English."
Did you know that you can support Atia by donating just $10 to our Kickstarter campaign? $10 pays her for one of these hand-embroidered labels that will be sewn into our clothing. Please consider donating any amount of your choosing to our campaign or pre-order one of our designs. If we do not meet our $20K goal on Kickstarter, we will not receive any of the money pledged and individuals such as Atia along with their families are already depending on Threads by Nomad for financial support. Threads by Nomad needs your help in helping others!