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Sukhia Go Rises From Past Fall And Comes Out Victorious

Sukhia Tuimaleali’ifano Go had lost her job in 2012 at the age of 28 after working with a bank for five years. But she was surely not going to be
09 Mar 2015 10:31
Sukhia Go Rises From Past Fall And Comes Out Victorious

Sukhia Tuimaleali’ifano Go had lost her job in 2012 at the age of 28 after working with a bank for five years.

But she was surely not going to be someone who would sit and sulk about this.

She used this as an opportunity and went ahead to pursue a business idea which she and her mum had had for a long time.

This was when and how Ms Go’s chapter with The Gift Hutt began and she has since not looked back.

It indeed was a proud moment for Ms Go on Saturday evening as she was announced the Aspiring Business Women of the Year at the Women in Business Awards.

Ms Go, while accepting the award, said the award was not just for her but all three of the finalists in her category as they all were winners through their success.

“I feel so honoured to be standing up here and I am encourage and inspired by all of you,” she said.

“Just watching the videos and seeing the journey you have all taken over the past two/three years, it is just making me want to achieve more.”

 

About the company

The Gift Hutt is a successful Fiji-based online company specialising in the art of Elei (pronounced e-lay) which is an ancient form of woodblock printing still widely practiced in Samoa today.

Each step of the Elei process was — and still is — done by hand.

The Gift Hutt takes this ancient technique and applies a modern twist by infusing it with motifs from other Pacific Island countries.

Whilst the art form was born in Samoa, their fabrics are individually hand-blocked in Fiji, marrying the best of both cultures to produce one-of-a-kind pieces and making it 100 per cent Fijian Made.

 




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