RAMZI is made in our Amsterdam atelier by our makers with refugee backgrounds. Made entirely out of recycled clothes waste and reclaimed life jacket parts, RAMZI tells the story of our talented community of newcomers at Makers Unite.
Designed with minimalism in mind, RAMZI can be expanded, ﬂipped inside out, or used as is. The exterior is characterised by it’s contemporary design, minimal clip detail and waxed ﬁnish.
Reversing the bag reveals the story of one of our makers, Ramzi. Each bag comes with a unique Makers Unite lifejacket tag which can be clipped to the interior or exterior of the bag, letting you chose how you carry our story.
RAMZI is made from recycled clothes waste yarn woven in the Netherlands. The straps, clip, and tag are made from the lifejackets worn by refugees on their way to Europe – the same as in our ﬂagship collection.
Ramzi was born in Palestine in 1971. After realising a passion for craftmanship & tailoring, he moved to Syria to pursue his aspirations. For over 20 years, he worked in a clothing factory there, specializing in clothing construction & patterning. After migrating to the Netherlands, Ramzi was seeking a job when he found Makers Unite.
Ramzi quickly showed himself to not only be ﬁlled to the brim with industry expertise, but also our fastest tailor to date. After a year working with us, we connected him with a position at SuitSupply, an international fashion brand based here in Amsterdam. He now works at one of their stores, adjusting suits for their wealth of clients.
RAMZI is sustainability with a story.
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