Meet The Team - M. A Ridoy

Meet The Team - M. A Ridoy

From the makers in Bangladesh and Turkey to the designers in London, we’re celebrating the people who make your clothes. We’re delighted to introduce you to Mr. M. A Ridoy.

Time with company: 10 years

Age: 28

Site: Echotex, Bangladesh

Occupation: Pattern Cutter

Three words used to describe you: My parents say honest, gentle and active

Greatest achievement: In fourth year at school I scored 95/ 100 in a social science exam. Before that I hadn’t been attentive in class.

Best memory: Our village started to flood and it was weirdly exciting; then my friend fell into the water. We managed to pull him out before he was swept down to the river. That was a good day.

Favourite place: The National Martyrs Memorial at Savar. It was built to honour those who fought for in the Bangladesh Liberation war of 1971. It’s a breathtaking symbol of freedom.

Best advice you’ve ever had? My Aunty told me to go to Dhaka to stay out of trouble and learn a trade to support my family. So I did.

The one thing you can’t live without? My mobile phone. Without it I couldn’t talk to my parents.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I’d love to be a successful fashion designer. I want to establish my own fashion house.

When are you happiest? During Eid festivals with all my family and friends, or fishing. I love fishing.