Who made my clothes?

Meet the makers

Behind every product we buy there is a story. Find it here!

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Fozia Bibi
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Jamsheed Iqbal
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Joseph Kyalo
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Muhammad Boota
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Muhammad Younas
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Rose Mumbi
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Thi Be Ty Ngyen
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Thi Doanh Do
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Thi Phuong Pham
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Veronica Muli

tip the workers monthly

Support the garment workers in our program on a monthly basis.

For example:ย Fozia, Rukhsana and Sadia make the beautiful sneakers from Ethletic in Pakistan.

Especially in times of Corona, the extra money helps the workers a lot to cover daily expenses for education and food. With tip me, you can have a real impact and send support and appreciation to the other side of the world!
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Fozia Bibi

Job: sticks the sole to sneakers with natural rubber. ๐ŸŒฑ
Country: Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Brand: ethletic ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

About Fozia:
She is a deaf and single mother. Fozia says: โ€Iโ€™m grateful for the tips and the recognition for my good work.โ€ She is one of the few female workers that produce the shoes for Ethletic. Approximately 90% are men, while in Vietnam the garment industry is characterized by many more women.

Will use tips for:
buy clothes for her three children.
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Jamsheed Iqbal

Job: sewing machine operator ๐Ÿชก๐Ÿงต

Country: Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Brand: ethletic ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Info:
Jamsheed Iqbal is at Talon Sports, a Fairtrade certified garment factory in Sialkot.
He wants to say to the people using his products: โ€œUse them well, they are made with good quality.โ€ He earns 120โ‚ฌ per month and additionally 95โ‚ฌ/year in tips.


Will use tips for:

He uses the money to buy groceries for his family.
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Joseph Kyalo

Job: cutter & head of repair work โœ‚๏ธ
Country:
Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช
Brand:
kipepeo ๐Ÿ‘•

Info:
Joseph is one of the oldest employees. He opens and closes the factory every day. Since November 2020, he and his 44 colleagues receive their tips - collected at the website of Kipepeo Clothing - every three months. Within the first eight months of 2021 he has received 48โ‚ฌ. Thanks to a safe salary and some bonuses, he was able to take his wife to college. Now she is employed at one of the hospitals in Kenya.

Will use tips for:
He is paying for the rent & food of his nephew who lost his parents. This way his nephew can now study to become an engineer.

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Muhammad Boota

Job: attaching the soles to sneakers ๐Ÿ”จ
Country:
Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Brand:
ethletic

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He lives in Sialkot where most of the garment industry in Pakistan is located. The average daily wage for laborers at Talon Sports is 5โ‚ฌ. Through the global tip, he earns approximately a13th monthly income for himself and his family.

Will use tips for:
buy presents to his four kids and to give them pocket money. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฝ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฌ

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Muhammad Younas

Job: baking the sneakers so the organic glue sticks sole and the fabric together ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Country:
Pakistan ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Brand:
ethletic ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Info:
Muhammad is one of the oldest employees at the shoe department of Talon Sports producing for ethletic. He comes to work every day by free bus paid by the factory.

Will use tips for:
buy school supplies for his grandson.
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Rose Mumbi

Job: cutter and design department โœ‚๏ธ
Country: Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช
Brand:
kipepeo ๐Ÿ‘•

Info:
Rose joined Kiboko Factory in 1998. A few years ago, with loans from the Kibos Fund of the factory, she has been able to buy a piece of land in Nairobi.
There she started to build her own house to stop paying rent. Thanks to the cooperation of Kipepeo & tip me, she receives her share of the global tip on a quarterly basis.

Usually she receives between 10-20โ‚ฌ per quarter.

Will use tips for:
build her own house ๐Ÿก

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Thi Be Ty Ngyen

Job: attaches the waistband to the jeans, which is the most complicated part of sewing ๐Ÿชก
Country: Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Brand:
Dawn denim ๐Ÿ‘–

Info:
He works in the garment industry since he is 16 years old. He comes from the countryside, but moved to Saigon for work. Since May 2020, Thi Be Ty receives approx. 86โ‚ฌ per year.
Thi By Tyโ€™s biggest dream is to build a house for his sick mother in the countryside.

His biggest wish is that she recovers and is healthy. He uses the tips to support her.

Will use tips for:
buy medicine for his sick mother
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Thi Doanh Do

Job: making jeans ready for shipping: trims threads, attaches the tags, folds and packs the jeans into the parcels
Country: Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Brand:
Dawn denim ๐Ÿ‘–

Info:
She has two children. Her biggest fear is to lose her job.

Will use tips for:
save to build a house ๐Ÿก

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Thi Phuong Pham

Job: sewing ๐Ÿชก
Country: Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ
Brand:
Dawn denim ๐Ÿ‘–

Info:
She works since 2000 in the garment industry and since 2015 she sews the jeans for Dawn Denim. Dawn is the only Fashion Brand, to receive a 100/100 point rating by Fair Wear Foundation.

Dawn produces their jeans at Evolution3 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Since October 2020, Thi Phuong receives her tips twice a year.

Her biggest fear is that the factory has to close down due to the economic situation.

Will use tips for:
her buddhist religious practices ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿป

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Veronica Muli

โ€Job: store assistant
Country: Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช
Brand:
kipepeo ๐Ÿ‘•

Info:
Every three months, she and her 40-50 colleagues receive the global tips directly on their phone via Mobile Money. This payment method is much more popular than regular bank accounts in Eastern Africa.

Will use tips for:
pay the school fees for her children
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we believe in

empowerment

We believe the people on the ground know best what they need. With tip me garment workers receive additional income and are free to decide how to use it. We believe this is how development collaboration should work.