We have really changed over the last six months. I have even stopped smoking in the Studio. I want our products to be perfect.
Jamil is Shatila Studio’s head tailor. He joined the workshop shortly after it was set up in 2012.
Jamil arrived from Syria in 2012. He trained as a tailor in Damascus and worked in the Adidas factory for 12 years before the war. When he tried to save his young cousin during a bombing attack on the Yarmouk camp, he was injured and still has scars on his back and legs. However, he has never lost his infectious sense of humour – and this can be helpful if you are the only man among 100 women.