Ftouma Laayoune Coordinator of Sew4Life
“For me, Brussels North is my workplace. It’s where Sew4Life was founded. For me, it’s actually where everyone is. Everyone passes through the station. There are the people who come to work in the financial towers and there is the Brabantstraat. That’s where Schaarbeek starts…”
Ftouma Laayoune has been coordinator of her nonprofit organization Sew4Life for more than 3 years.
Trained as a fashion designer, she is now committed to helping disadvantaged women from migrant backgrounds become financially independent through the sale of recycled textile products. Through her nonprofit, she runs a workshop where these women have access to sewing machines and materials they need to make their own clothes.