We at crow are a close-knit team that functions like a family. We relate to one another at a personal level, and share a common creative wavelength, in spite of our varying educational and socio-cultural backgrounds.
*Note: In native many Indian languages, ‘behen’ refers to ‘sister’, and ‘bhai’ refers to ‘brother’. These terms are used extensively as a means to address one’s colleagues.
Salman Ansari, 25
Salman is only 25, but he’s got ten years of tailoring experience behind him because he started working in the field when he was just 15. He’s been with CROW for the last 5 years. After work, he runs a home shop to practice his skills and sharpen them. He dreams of owning his own design studio someday and wishes he’d studied a little more. A guy with tremendous potential, and an unmistakable zest for life, he’s very popular at the workshop.
Ismail Bhai, 58
Ismail Bhai is one of the friendliest, most humble human beings ever, in spite of having years of experience to his name. He’s been at CROW for the past four and a half years, but, Ismail Bhai has been working with garments ever since he was 12. He loves the atmosphere of the workshop and feels at home here.
Iqbal Sheikh, 39
Iqbal Bhai is your typical family man, He has a small, close-knit family that he loves to spend time with. At CROW, we try not to make him work overtime, but we’ve noticed that he quite enjoys it. Iqbal Bhai has about 17–18 years of work experience in this field, and in the 5 years that he’s been with CROW, he’s managed to become one of our most trustworthy staff members. He takes pride in the perfection with which he makes each garment; for him, work truly is worship.
Javed Qureshi, 24
An integral part of CROW for the last 4 years, Javed is an introvert who wasn’t very excited about introducing himself. He’s one of the most hardworking artisans on the shop-floor and truly loves to work. He hardly takes a day off and is almost always on time.
Siraj Shaikh, 29
Siraj is yet another one of our very hardworking introverts. He hardly ever speaks to anyone on the shop floor unless necessary, but he’s been with CROW for the last four and a half years. He tells us that he loves the work atmosphere here, and appreciates the work hours that allow him to spend time with his beloved family. Siraj says he wants to be a part of CROW for the foreseeable future.
Saif Patel, 20
Saif has been working in this field as an artisan for about 8 years, and he’s been with CROW for 5 years now. Saif is your classic workaholic. He won’t take a holiday unless we insist! His strong work ethic and love for artisanship reflect in the garments he delivers.
Mohsin Shaikh, 30
Mohsinbhai has been working as an artisan for about 13 years, and he’s been with CROW since the last 5 years. A friendly, good-natured, family man, who enjoys being part of a typical Indian joint family, Mohsinbhai is a great conversationalist and he’s also very hard-working. He takes pride in the work he does at CROW, and loves that we care about the environment.
Irfan Khan, 30
Irfan Bhai has been with CROW for the past 5 years. He’s very fond of traveling and works very hard at the workshop. He loves the work process and system at CROW, because it gives him the opportunity to learn a lot of new things. He’s a champion of women empowerment, and admires how Ms Shaila runs the show.