‘This day is not one we’ll be forgetting’: Syrian refugee family opening clothing shop on first anniversary in Canada

“It’s a really, really good feeling. We are very happy,” Hud Hud told The Chronicle Herald through an interpreter.

“This day is not one we’ll be forgetting.”

In 2012, Hud Hud, his wife, Kinaz Albaghada, and their two children, Samy and Esraa Hud Hud, fled Syria, where they lost their home and a successful clothing factory. They stayed in Jordan for half a year and Egypt for seven years.

They then came to Nova Scotia, joining their relatives, Tareq Hadhad and his family in Antigonish. Hadhad is the successful entrepreneur behind Peace by Chocolate.

With the support of the community, Hud Hud, who has 30 years of experience working as a tailor in Syria, returned to his passion in April and launched his online shop.

At that time, he said he expected to focus solely on designing women’s clothing and offering tailoring services. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Hud Hud shifted his focus to designing masks to keep Nova Scotians protected from the virus.

Over the course of the pandemic, Hud Hud and his family have made more than 1,000 masks. They celebrated Canada Day by selling masks featuring the Canadian flag on them to people all over the country.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
Top Stories
Im absolutely proud to know that my vote makes a difference. Its so rewarding and I voted because Canadians sacrificed so much to protect my right to vote. So I...
Canada’s front line workers will remember where they were and what they were doing during the major moments of the COVID 19 pandemic. The first case in their province or city. The...
Statistic after statistic points to the debilitating state of commerce in Canada. But what exactly do all those pandemic fuelled business closures mean for cities like Winnipeg, Vancouver or Toronto Data...
While every calendar year has its own trials and tribulations, the year 2020 was a particularly challenging one, and is unlikely to be remembered fondly by most people. Timmins Mayor...
A downtown Lethbridge business is pitching in to help fellow downtown businesses thrive in what has been a tough year due to the COVID 19 pandemic. As they head into their...