I don’t work to make money but to master my craft.
My work is a way of being. – Fedel
Fedel, a self-given name meaning “the chosen one by God,” opened his namesake atelier in 2005. He comes from seven generations of Mauritanian businesspeople. As a young man, Fedel honed his tailoring skills in Senegal and Italy and operated a thriving atelier near the Senegalese-Mauritanian border. After fleeing rising ethnic tensions in the late 80s, Fedel arrived in Paris. “I don’t work to make money but to master my craft,” he says. “My work is a way of being.” Today, Fedel partners with a local collective to train the next generation of aspiring tailors.