Thami Schweichler (37) is a social designer and entrepreneur based in Amsterdam. He co-founded Makers Unite in 2016, an award-winning social enterprise providing a platform for the inclusion of refugees in The Netherlands and Turkey.
In 2022 as the fruit of a collaboration with Patagonia and the Amsterdam Economic Board, Thami founded United Repair Centre. A B2B repair business for fashion and apparel brands to put repair on the map, creating social en environmental impact collectively.
Thami is a TEDx speaker and has a background in product design, having studied at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, ENSCI-Les Ateliers in France and at Santa Clara University in the USA. Before Makers Unite, Thami worked on the development of Kibo Africa, a social venture providing a moto-taxi service system and products in Kenya.
His focus of work is connecting to individuals, organizations and stakeholders for a shared contribution to a sustainable and socially responsible future.