Rachid Ait Lhaj, Tansghart Craft Centre Teacher

Rachid is the lead teacher at Tansghart Craft Centre where he has delivered a tailoring programme for the past seven years. Born in the Ourika Valley, Rachid studied tailoring in Marrakech and went on to teach at the Alpha Top Model School for eight years. He also trained villagers in Imskar who learned to sew their own clothes.

Under Rachid’s supervision, Tansghart Crafthouse supplies many of the beautifully handmade items featured at Kasbah Tamadot – such as pool bags, traditional embroidered tableware, spa uniforms and kids’ rucksacks. More than 40 young women have qualified in tailoring through his programme.

“My dream is to have an embroidering machine which would enable the production of items such as personalised robes and Moroccan slippers and wedding gowns. I enjoy the challenge of teaching new skills here.”