What made you want to work with Indego Africa?
Tamar: I am always excited to collaborate with others. With Indego Africa, I felt there was a great challenge there for me to try and create pieces from the materials, and somehow the culture, in Rwanda. I feel very fortunate to be able to create and make a living from it, and I want to try and help others to do the same.
What inspires you?
Tamar: Everything. It can be random. Materials are a great inspiration. My friends. Conversations. Sometimes I seek inspiration - I go travel or open a book, etc. - but most of the time it’s just random moments. Working in the studio is when real stuff happens though.
What do you love most about your job/work/career? What is the hardest part?
Tamar: The people I meet through my work - so many amazing creative people, so many who have become close to me. This is the biggest treasure. Besides that, the fact that I can wake up every morning and still play and create my own visions is a gift that I'm grateful for. I love what I do; I'm very passionate about it, and that’s what also makes it hard sometimes…
We want you to come to Africa & meet the awesome ladies we work with! What would be most exciting for you if you went?
Tamar: It would be amazing to meet the awesome ladies! To work with them, learn from them, and maybe teach them something in return…
We are all about empowerment, entrepreneurship & creativity. Why do you think these things are important?
Tamar: Because they give us freedom, purpose, hope, and real happiness.
What is your advice for women artisans, designers & entrepreneurs? How can they find their voice in the design world?
Tamar: Love what you do. Be honest to yourself. Work hard. Be generous. Do things step by step.