Women who sew their way to a better life: ‘I knew nothing about fashion and couldn’t even sew a button on my first day here’

Like a concert pianist, Mariam Dudashvili took a deep breath, brought her fingers forward and pressed her foot into the pedal below. But instead of the classical music she learned as a child in her native Georgia, it was the repetitive sound that filled the room as she deftly slid fabric under the fast-moving steel needles of her Juki industrial sewing machine. hers. “I love that buzzing sound,” Dudashvili told me with an infectious smile, as she finished another apron in the We Make Good textile mill on Dublin’s Mountjoy Square.

udashvili, her husband and their two teenage children went to Ireland to seek asylum in June 2019 and the family has lived in Direct Provision since then, first in Gorey, and now in Wicklow.

https://www.independent.ie/style/fashion/the-women-sewing-their-way-to-a-better-life-i-knew-nothing-about-fashion-and-couldnt-even-sew-on-a-button-the-first-day-i-came-in-here-42130558.html Women who sew their way to a better life: ‘I knew nothing about fashion and couldn’t even sew a button on my first day here’

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