In 2017, I had the absolute pleasure of sponsoring 2 beautiful Syrian families to move to Vancouver after being displaced from their home country. During this time, I discovered that Salma, one of the mothers, was a trained seamstress in Syria. After learning of her special craft, I proposed the idea of creating a line of pillows with her and that’s how the #PURE♥️PillowProject was born.

Salma sewed one-of-a-kind cushions for the line made of different fabrics that were collected from around the globe including places like Thailand and Laos. A portion of the proceeds went directly to herself, her husband, and her three kids in order to help them get settled and on their feet here in Canada. Her talents were remarkable and her ability to construct these pillows while caring for her family and attending English-language classes is a drive I will never forget.