“18 years ago, I started working here with one sewing machine and a heart full of hope. I alone made all the clothes which were being displayed at Jatra. We were tiny back then. 18 years later, here we are, with a team of makers specialized in cutting, sewing, etc departments individually. I lead the full clothing team here now.
It fills me with a lot of pride and joy to see our work showcased beautifully at the showroom. It feels even better when I see someone walk by wearing the clothes we’ve made. This one time, I met someone at an event who was wearing a dress I had sewn myself. I went up to her and told her, “I made that dress”. To my sweet surprise, she was delighted! She thanked me for talking to her and told me that she loved our work.
One of my colleagues and I used to commute from Gulshan to our Banani showroom together. Every day, we used to count how many people were wearing Jatra attires. It used to be a quite an entertainment! We were able to spot at least 2-3 people almost every day.”