100 Years of Migration

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Paulina Filippa

© Jenny Matthews

‘We import food products from Greece and we sell them in the UK market – currently in street markets and we’re going to sell them in deli shops as well, and in restaurants. It’s extra virgin olive oil, different sorts of vinegars, sea salt and natural olive oil soaps and we are going to bring some more.

I really wanted to move away from Greece. I came with my two best mates. All three of us were quite young. We were like 17, 18 and quite excited to be here on our own.

Now home is here. Hackney is my home. I feel like I’ve grown up here because I left Greece quite young so I feel that its here that I have found myself.’
Greek organic food importer/seller