Mama Samy

〣 Location: Singapore
〣 No of Artisan: 1

"I'm hoping to earn supplementary income and be able to work from home so that I can spend more time with my sons."

- Samy

About The Community

Samy, is a mother of two boys who works multiple jobs and is the sole breadwinner of her household. Excellent with her hands, she was once a jewelry maker who sold products in her heyday. When we visited her home, she proudly showed us her artwork - a simple yet intricately-stitched sofa covering in her living room. Samy has a passion to learn new craft, yet at the same time, provide for the education of her two sons.

About The Collaboration

Apart from the collaboration with Singaporean Embroidery Artist, Inez Tan from Inez Designs in 2019, Samy has been trying her hands at various ventures such as selling second hand items, making accessories or sewing household items to supplement her income during COVID-19. 

However, we found the perfect project for her when she shared that she would like to sew masks. Excited by her sense of ownership, we immediately sourced for beautiful printed cloths and had her try samples. After several rounds, her work proved fantastic!