Gulsom

Weaver Gulsom Supported by Label Step

Gulsom started weaving in a refugee camp in Pakistan at the age of 18. After her family returned to Afghanistan, she continued weaving and tried to sell her carpets on the local market but was making very little. When she joined a Label STEP weavers’ group, Gulsom was offered capacity building and industry training, which taught her important negotiation and bargaining skills. Now, Gulsom feels confident speaking directly to exporters and has begun an impressive career in the carpet industry. She now supervises a group of 135 weavers and negotiates on their behalf.