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Catia Squarcia

Catia Squarcia

I grew up in a small village in the mountains and always felt it was too small for me. However, I remain extremely attached to my roots and can never really define my identity without them. I have always searched for more, more knowledge, more answers, more myself, more solutions to my existential interrogatives and […]

Isabella Strambio

Isabella Strambio

My husband and I traveled around the world, for work, for 10 years – until we had kids. Suddenly, our lifestyle changed and we were not able to jump on plane so easily. My career progression was on a stand still. I was no longer committed to long working hours. I found myself doing a lot […]

Amanda Overs

Amanda Overs

I didn’t know that I was creative. I always feel like I’m the least creative person in my family. I studied business and marketing. I was working full time in a real estate agency. It was so “not me.” I’ve always loved shoes. I did a short course in shoemaking and I loved it. So I […]

Candice Lau Make your own personalised leather purse

Candice Lau

I was lucky as I did not make a conscious career turn. When I was working as a digital designer, I already spent lots of time making bags, and I really enjoyed it. Coming back from work, I would just get on the sewing machine, start making and creating products, and doing the same thing […]

Sofia Tsourlaki

Sofia Tsourlaki

I am what some societies call an “illegitimate” child since I was conceived by an unmarried woman and an already married man. My childhood resembles one of Charles Dickens’ novels. When I was ten years old, my maternal grandmother tried to teach me how to crochet. But she was unhappy with my skills, so she […]