Name: Fadi Faraj
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Born: Baghdad, Iraq
Occupation: Electrician / Bartender / Server
Describe yourself in 3 words: Loving, reliable, tidy (and compassionate)
What do you love about your life?
I love building my career and being at the start of an exciting open road ahead – building my career to renovate / build properties, getting into real estate. And of course I love my beautiful girlfriend, Bobbi, the founder of Tribe of Lambs.
How are you a member of the Tribe?
I’ve been volunteering at multiple Tribe markets this year – tear up, tear down, manning the booth and loaning my vehicle to the Tribe. I’ve also been to India and worked with the Tribe jewelry artisans and spent time with the kids at Rays Home. I also got the chance to meet all of the kids at Sudeshana’s Orphanage! I try to be consistent moral support to the Tribe and it’s leaders.
What do you love about the Tribe?
I love the Tribe’s ideology, with such a great cause. After meeting the kids first hand in India it’s amazing to see what an impact the Tribe has. Making a real difference. As an active part of the Tribe it’s amazing to know we’re empowering these kids with education and giving them the support they need. The Tribe is actively moving an entire society in the right direction. Not only is the Tribe making an immediate difference, but they’re part of something bigger, making a long-term difference.
What Tribe of Lambs product do you rock?
I rock my Tribe t-shirt, a bracelet and 2 rings – the Kalu spinner and the Be Love ring. Be Love is definitely my favourite piece, it’s everything I’m about!
How is Tribe of Lambs impacting you?
The real difference Tribe of Lambs has made is my life is a change in philosophy as a consumer – choosing where I spend my money. Now I actively look for brands and companies that give back and produce/source ethically made products. The Tribe is a prime contributor to a shift in consumerism, moving away from mass-produced sweatshop made goods. Sourcing out environmentally friendly and ethical products is how this world is going to change. To be better.
Favourite life experience thus far?
The west cost trail was amazing! But the best experience in my life (so far) was the lifestyle shift moving to Western Canada. I moved from the prairies to an area with mountains, ocean, endless outdoor activities and access to some pretty spectacular nature. Such a great shift for my body and mind!
What have you always wanted to do in your lifetime?
It would definitely be to fulfil my goals of becoming qualified as a real estate investor. My long term goal is to be in a financial position to set up a foundation that builds and develops properties in low income areas or developing communities. So I can use my skills to give back on a large scale.