Interview with maker: Erika

Interview with maker: Erika

Our customers and workshop participants are always eager to hear more about our crafters' jobs. In this series of articles you will read about our makers and designers. Today we want to introduce you to Erika - our maker.

How did you end up working at Shulifa and how long have you been here?
I work at Shuflia for 1.5 years. My friend who was working here at that time, has told me about the company. After my interview and 1-week internship I've realised that I'd like to work here.

How long does it take to acquire the skills needed to make Shuflia's leather products?
At the beginning I was a fitter. I started growing with time, and in 6 months I became a crafter.

How long does it take to make a bag?
In my role I do cutting of the item, and polishing the final leather product, and conducting quality check. All in all it takes about 4 hours per item.

What do you like about being a crafter?
Most of all I love to cut every single detail (e.g. pocket), and witness how these details become a complete leather item afterwards.

Is it hard work?
I don't consider it hard, since I love my job a lot.

Which Shuflia's product is your personal favourite?
Most of all I adore our small, cute wallets Mini. Because they are simple, comfortable and universal.

What do you like the most about working at Shuflia?
Our team and team work.

What do you like to do outside work?
I love an active leisure time - hiking, riding a bicycle, singing for my friends, as well as baking.

Do you eat meat?
Yes, I do.

What does the future hold for you?
The new beginnings are awaiting me in the future!
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