I make the laptop sleeve "Cerveau" for KoKoTé.

Actually, it's a bit of a coincidence!

In Syria I was an accountant and my life revolved around numbers and an organised life as a mother, until the day I had to pack the essentials for my three children and leave everything behind. I could not have calculated on any computer or in my wildest imagination that I would be so happy to arrive at KoKoTé. That I would one day become a seamstress for a Swiss bag manufacturer was not written in the night sky over Syria. What I also didn't know was that, in addition to a talent for and enjoyment of mathematics and number games, I also have a creative streak. When I started at KoKoTé, I suddenly realised that I was able to make things that people liked. Even our designer! When we were developing "Cerveau", I was able to help with all the little sewing and design details that make the product more practical and safe, as you use it for the most important tool in your life, your laptop. I am very happy to share with you all the things I do when I produce a "Cerveau" and why it looks the way it does. Minimalist and practical. I wanted to do this because I know from my previous job what it's like to walk around with a laptop. In and out of the bag 100 times. Balancing with office files - handbag and laptop - bumping into doors and the dull sound of collisions that bring a cold sweat to your forehead. Lost all your data? Raising three children alone and working hard teaches you about organisation, doesn't it? Now all three children are standing on their own two feet and are no longer "children". So now I can focus on my new found creativity. That's why I'm here in the KoKoTé- shop today and would be very happy to tell you about the making of "Cerveau" and my next bag design project. Well, I forgot to tell you that my children got jealous when I finished my Swiss apprenticeship as a textile apprentice EBA. Higher grades than they achieved! Actually, I could have been my colleague's mummy .... the oldest apprentice in Switzerland! ... it's never too late!

See you inside in our shop.

Najiba Zadozaharo


To the Cerveau
Association Equilibre Portraits Najiba
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I find this extraordinarily sensible and also courageous,

that your mother is still doing an apprenticeship here in Switzerland, because it takes courage to do an apprenticeship at this age - all respect.

Daughter's teacher

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