Miss Damm

I am about to embark upon a V.S.O. placement for one year in UB, Mongolia. I shall be working as a textile designer at Mongol Nekhmel, a textile company that produces cashmere, yak and camel hair clothing and homeware. I shall be sharing the skills i have gained in the last 10 years as a designer, creating connections and helping to open-up the products to the European and Japanese markets, therefore hopefully assisting to bring herding communities out of poverty.

The views expressed in this blog are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of V.S.O.


5 Responses to Miss Damm

  1. Victor & Jean Delmonte says:

    Hi Rebecca,
    We are following your blog, very interesting and exciting.

    Hope you enjoy ??? your time in Mongolia.

    good luck and be careful

    Love from all in the U.S.A.

  2. Alex Damm says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    Been catching up with your blog, and have really enjoyed reading how life is lead in mongolia. Sounds like your coping with everything that has been thrown at you so far, well apart from sore feet but thats inevitable with new boots. Did you take any of those skin like blister plasters, there pretty good i hear. Some of your photos are out of this world, really beautiful. Continue your good work and such an amazing adventure.

    Looking forward to hearing more soon.

    Take care of your self.

    Cuz! xx

  3. Nancy Keith says:

    Did we meet at the CUSO meeting in Vancouver last Spring? Glad you got to UB, where are you staying? I had a nice apartment above the Pizza place across from the Empty Trade Center about 3 blocks west of Nomiin. It was luxury compared to my VSO posting in Tamale, Ghana where I am helping with fundraising for a Ghanaian NGO. While you are making it through what I read is a very harsh winter in Mongolia, I am trying to get used to temperatures above 30C. every day. However, we share the air quality – baaad! Nancy

    • rdamm says:

      We definetely didnt meet, as i have never been to Canada, however you may have met my colleague Marilyn, she trained in Canada and we are working together with cashmere factories. I am staying on peace ave towards the west, i love my apartment and as you say it is much more luxurious than i expected it would be.

  4. Hi Rebecca,
    I am very impressed with your story. Well done for going out there when you are young. It reminds me a bit of my youth as I have lived in HK for a long time and travlleed to Northern China quite a bit.
    I am now located in the UK and have started up my own company within Apparel Consulting/Sourcing. I am very interested in the yak product and sustainability.
    Please contact me so we can exchange some ideas.
    Best Wishes,
    Petra Langley

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