Meet Hayder from Iraq

Hayder was born in Najasi, Iraq. At the age of twelve, he began apprenticing with his friend's father while studying and working. Later, he owned and operated a successful custom clothing shop there--Dar Mawasim Fashion. He hired his friend Mohammed as the manager and enjoyed working together.

Hayder moved to the United States on October 29, 2014. When we asked him what brought him to the U.S., he told us that it was because it was very dangerous in Iraq. Hayder now lives in Houston with his wife of twenty years and three sons, ages 18, 17 and 4.

He has thirty-five years of design and tailoring experience. Now, as the chief tailor at Threads by Nomad, it is Hayder's responsibility to consult on the designs and hand-make every single order that gets placed. Hayder loves what he does and takes pride in his craftsmanship. He works hard to grow and learn in his craft, to better his skills in tailoring and ability in design.

Hayder enjoys living in the United States, where he says people are gracious and like helping others. Still, he misses his parents who are still in Iraq.

Did you know that you can support Hayder by donating just $20 to our Kickstarter campaign? $20 pays him for one hour of work, and per our agreement with Hayder starting on October 3 he will work for Threads by Nomad full-time. Please consider donating any amount of your choosing to our campaign or pre-order one of our designs. Yes, we have already met our $20K goal thanks to many of you, but we have 12 more days of fundraising to go. The more we raise, the more we can support artisans like Hayder and their families. Thank you for helping us help others!

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