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Life, Love and Textiles with Mili Suleman of KUFRI

By Francoisetmoi

On the coattails of the DIY Bench Cushion tutorial I crafted in collaboration with KUFRI Textiles a few weeks ago, I’m very excited to share a Q&A with KUFRI’s founder and designer, Mili Suleman. She gets REAL about not only her incredible handwoven textiles, but her personal journey, moments of struggle, and how she defines success. I actually get goosebumps reading her interview, so I hope you find her words inspiring too! Q. Could you share a bit about your personal journey and how it lead you to starting KUFRI? A. I was born in Bombay, India, grew up in Oman (close to Dubai), decided to leave my family at 18 and come to the US alone to build my American dream (the show Beverly Hills 90210 had be convinced lol). I got my Bachelor’s in Sociology from Texas Christian University and Associate’s in Graphic Design from Collin County College, then I began my career as a graphic designer. After working with a design agency for a few years, I started my graphic design business, which was amazing. But I yearned for something more meaningful and complex so I went into discovery mode. I asked my mother to meet me […]


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