Meet the Makers

We employ based on commitment and enthusiasm, not prior experience. We are in this for the long haul, believing it is better to invest in people by providing training in dyeing and sewing along with personal development & life skills. 

The mothers we employ come from the tea estates that surround our workshop. They are from low income backgrounds and are now principle contributors to the household finances. We could not be prouder of this, and see our employees becoming role models within their communities.  

“My friends didn’t believe that i worked for AMMA and that i can sew now because AMMA is my first job. Now they believe me , they are encouraging me to learn lots of things and buy a sewing machine.” - P

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R.

Embroidery.

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R.

Pattern Cutting Apprentice + Seamstress

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Josie

Founding Director

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P.

Seamstress.

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S.

Natural Dyeing + Embroidery

Josie studied BA Textile Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London where she spent most of her time in the weave and dye studios.

She has been working on the vision of AMMA since January 2016. Based in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka’s highest town.She handles all aspects of design, collaborations and marketing.

Josie moves between the office + workshop and you can read more about her experience of starting a social enterprise in the journal.

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K.

Seamstress.

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M.

Workshop Manager

 

Additional photography used on this page provided by Megan Hope Brown and Jordyn Saunders.