It was just like any other day at work for Mohamed Chetoui nearly a year ago. But he remembers like it was yesterday. He was at Rekut, the new unit of denim producer Saitex when he heard an excited chatter of people a few steps away.
He turned around to see what the excitement was about. It was a face mask that these co-workers had created from leftover fabrics.
He swiftly ran his fingers to check its quality while those around him looked on in anticipation.
"Tears welled up in my eyes. It was perfect; there was no fault I could pick with the face mask," says Mohamed, the development and pre-production manager at Saitex in Vietnam.
While checking and assessing the quality of products is a part of Mohamed's daily work, this face mask was special. It was created by a team of co-workers with different abilities at Rekut. And they had worked on it according to their capabilities. So, for example, someone worked on the dimensions, another one cut it, and then someone else sewed it.