John has been with SOKO since we first opened our doors in 2009, he is one of our most reliable employees and a super tailor. We always rely on John for sampling and leading the other tailors on complex tailored styles such as jackets, shirts and trousers.
Not only does John work for SOKO 6 days a week – arriving at 8 am and leaving at 5 pm – he also runs his own small workshop in Ukunda which he goes to everyday before and after coming to SOKO. John started his workshop in 1998, after being employed as a piece tailor in a local shop for a year. John’s workshop makes clothes for tourists and locals, and employs one tailor. All profits are put back into the company for buying materials and paying his tailor.
John hopes that one day his workshop will make him enough profit to be able to build a house that he can move in to with his future wife and children.