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I am an anthropologist /development sociologist with a vast international working experience. A few years back when working with Shipibo women artisans in the Peruvian Amazon, I realized that it was time to turn my longstanding passion and knowledge about design & craft, into a social enterprise, now named MEZCLA tulp’s touch. Ever since, I am thrilled to pursue a vocation dedicated to social design creation. I love to bring out the beauty of new items that showcase a blend of different worlds coming together and care about its social impact. MEZCLA means MIX in Spanish, which lies at the heart of our work. We blend traditional crafts with contemporary significance, and weave the personal (his)stories of amazingly creative craftswomen from the South into our handmade embellishments. Our slogan: MADE TO MATTER means just that: creating new products opens up new horizons for all involved, gives shape to new ideas and involves crafting…

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textiles, fabric, natural fibers, silver, copper, other metals, natural seeds

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I am an anthropologist /development sociologist with a vast international working experience. A few years back when working with Shipibo women artisans in the Peruvian Amazon, I realized that it was time to turn my longstanding passion and knowledge about design & craft, into a social enterprise, now named MEZCLA tulp’s touch. Ever since, I am thrilled to pursue a vocation dedicated to social design creation. I love to bring out the beauty of new items that showcase a blend of different worlds coming together and care about its social impact. MEZCLA means MIX in Spanish, which lies at the heart of our work. We blend traditional crafts with contemporary significance, and weave the personal (his)stories of amazingly creative craftswomen from the South into our handmade embellishments. Our slogan: MADE TO MATTER means just that: creating new products opens up new horizons for all involved, gives shape to new ideas and involves crafting new realities as we go along.

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