Posts tagged handmade
Nest & Rebecca van Bergen

Having grown up with a great-grandmother and grandmother who were quilters and sewers, Rebecca was drawn to craftsmanship as a means of self-expression and opportunity. Following her passion to turn craft, she quickly realized that the second largest employer of women globally was handcraft. Rebecca founded Nest at age 24, to correct the gender and income imbalance in our world.

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The Skilled One : Claus Porto

Based in Porto’s lush countryside - the soap company was founded in 1887 by two Germans, Ferdinand Claus and Georges Schweider. They saw in Portugal an opportunity to set up a business that was flourishing in countries such as France. Having targeted a wealthy elite, accustomed to buying imported toiletry products, they founded the `Fabrica de productos chimicos Claus & Schweder’.

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