We have known RETURN TO SENDER for a while now, but their products are super nice and of course, so is their mission. RETURN TO SENDER was founded in 2006 by Katja Schuurman, Tessa Vos and Maarten van Huijstee with the goal to achieve sustainable development by fair trade.
RETURN TO SENDER aims to help women in the poorest regions of the world to make a living for themselves and their families. The proceeds of the company go directly ‘return to sender’ which contributes to a better wage for the women and, with that, a step towards a better living. With part of its proceeds, RETURN TO SENDER supports Plan Nederland. Through the sales of more than 2 million products RETURN TO SENDER has already contributed to the creation of more than 8800 jobs worldwide.
Seven Dutch top designers develop the annual design collection together with artisans from developing countries. A collection inspired by the techniques and materials from the country and the knowledge of colours and shapes of the designer. In this way two worlds come together in one unique product: handmade design products with a special story.
As a result, RETURN TO SENDER boast a very diverse collection. UP TO DO GOOD has most of the collection on display; for example, vases, textile, candles, jewellery, cushions and much more.