Happy you found us. Amongst many things, this means that you are one of those curious people, always searching for hidden gemstones, wandering the roads less traveled. How do I know this? Well, since Dessaga is just getting started, we haven't been around for long. Actually, we are still kind of operating below the radar. We are getting everything set up behind the scenes. So you finding us at this time - that means you are looking deeper and elsewhere than most others. That's cool.
Life as a social startup
So, what are we up to these days? The Dessaga team is working fiercely, true start up feeling - high on coffee, ideas and desire to make a difference. Trying to get all the aspects of our social business to fall into place at the same time. Since we are serious about sustainability, we are not just setting up an e-commerce, but also building a network to support us achieve the sustainable impact we aspire. Thus, we are sitting down with embassies, NGOs, chambers of commerce, local women cooperatives and organizations. Establishing partnerships and collaborations that will enable us to bring the unique handicraft and stories - the Design and Sagas - to you.
We will work together with these partners secure the principles of Fair Trade.
Me together with the Ambassador of Bolivia, Milton Soto. Vivid discussions and much laughter.
As the fall arrives, I will personally take my rucksack and go off to meet our local partners and communities. Striving to gain a deeper understanding of their context, seeking to better understand how Dessaga can contribute in each specific case.
Skype call with one of the Guatemalan communities and cooperatives we plan to visit.
Be a part of the journey
We want to invite you to be a part of our journey. To be able to follow us along the way. From these early steps, and as we grow. To come with us to see the beautiful places as well as the challenging obstacles we will meet on the journey. Cause that is what a true adventure is. You go explore. You head out on the bumpy roads and go where your feet and heart takes you.
Bag filled with prototypes
Bringing it all together; if you want to follow us for a very real journey - buckle up and stay tuned, cause as I said, we are just getting started!
All the best till next time,
From the drawing table...