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 Melda.
What three words would your family use to describe you: Cheerful, Candid & Joyful
Time with company: 3 months
Tell us about your greatest achievement (outside of work) and what makes it so special? My greatest achievement is my son. Raising a child is one of the most difficult things in life and you have to do it with no experience. I think I have been successful so far but there are many years ahead so let’s see…
Share your best childhood memory with us? I don’t have one specific memory but I had a very happy childhood. Of course, it had ups and downs but I gained experience that has been invaluable in later life.
Where, outside of work, is your favourite place? It may sound cheesy but coming home from an exhausting day at work is one of the best feelings in the world. So I am going to say MY HOME.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given and who gave it to you? It’s advice my father gave me: A little goes a long way. A little kindness from a friend will get you to the next day. A little happiness can keep you going…
Your job aside, what’s the one thing you can’t live without and why? My family and friends - they are always beside me when I need them.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Share your career ambitions with us… I’m not future-oriented. I just want to be successful at what I do, but it would be nice to be in Barbados with a glass of Malibu in my hand - celebrating Ninety Percent success on a global scale.
When are you happiest, outside of work, and why? I’m happiest when I’m around those I love: my husband, family and a good circle of friends. I also like spending time reading a good book and drinking a nice glass of wine.