Meet The Maker
Naret is the Director/Trustee of Genevieve’s Fair Trade Village and a talented clothes and jewellery designer. The elephant is her guiding spirit on her life journey and has taught her strength, patience and persistence. She also weaves hammocks and makes handmade paper using recycled paper, spices, flowers, fabric and other natural materials.
When Naret was young she did not dream big because where she came from people with disabilities were not allowed to dream. The judgements from the past ignited a passion to prove that people with disabilities are in fact able people. And like the elephant she gathered her strength and worked hard to achieve her dream to buy a sewing machine and open a shop. Now her dream has turned into a reality!
Naret hopes people will continue to buy her clothes and accessories so that she can continue to help other people with disabilities to find their skills and realise their value.
Wear Your Elephant: The Wear Your Elephant collection includes clothes, jewellery, bags, and accessories that are designed and made by Naret or comissioned to others to make under Naret's guidance.