MASAI STORIESThe women behind Masai
Maude McNair Rahbek
Head of production hos Masai
Maude is Masai’s production manager, so her responsibility includes the entire process of making each piece of clothing. Maude has extensive knowledge of textiles and manufacturing techniques, and her dedication to crafting the best possible garment from the very best materials available is a daily inspiration. Maude has travelled the world and is in close contact with the people who take the design and turn it into a beautiful fashion statement.
“Here at Masai, we’re extremely proud of our suppliers. Some of them we have worked with since the very first collection, so they know Masai as well as we do. It’s equally remarkable that our main suppliers are women, which lends a special understanding to the collections we create together. We don’t actually have very many suppliers, but we work extremely closely with the few we use. In fact, we work so closely that we sometimes get invited to a family wedding, or receive a joyful phone call with news of a daughter’s engagement. I feel so privileged, and it really warms my heart that I’m allowed to keep company with such wonderful women. I feel, too, that you have to consider how many women’s hands have touched a piece of Masai clothing before we hang it up in the shop, which makes you feel part of something bigger.”
MASAI STORIESMASAI STORIES are portraits of women's lives, presented through thoughts and reflections from a group of dedicated and passionate women. The stories reflect on diversity, openness, courage and, not least, the freedom to be and want to be yourself. Through meetings these women, who all inspired us with their life choices and creativity, we wanted to create a special insight into women's lives. Our stories portray the strength and beauty that emerges when your life passions are allowed to blossom, and when you choose to listen to yourself and pursue your dreams.
But the stories also reflect on community and that notion that we're all stronger together, and also on how we can improve at find inspiration and strength in each other. We'd like to do our bit by putting women more on the agenda, so that together we create new and equal opportunities for each and every one of us. So, this isn't just a collection of stories, rather it's one big story about working together. All the stories are created and told by women, and give us insight, wise words and food for thought.