I worked in development aid in South Africa periodically. At some point, I felt the need to do something for myself. Kym was already living in Namibia at the time, while I was still in Germany. By some happy coincidence, I was given ten industrial sewing machines. This gave me the idea of founding a social entrepreneur business. The decision to manufacture bags was made firstly because I have always been interested in fashion. And, secondly, I had to keep the available resources in mind – in Namibia and Africa in general. Above all, this means leather. So we decided to produce leather bags.