Defaf Alamri, Namaqua’s founder and artist-in-residence, explores through her works issues surrounding identity, peace, sustainability and equality. Born in Iraq in 1982, moving to the United Kingdom when she was 4 years old, she has experienced first-hand some of the concepts explored.
The Nama t-shirt is refined and contemporary, crafted from organic Pima cotton, and finished with no chemicals or silicones. Cultivated since antiquity with particularly long fibres which result in a finished woven fabric that is naturally softer, stronger, and longer-lasting than one made of short-staple cotton fibres. This means creating pieces that will endure, a t-shirt that can be passed on along with a strong emotional connection and love for the item.