It’s about time you got to meet me and I told you my story. Hi, my name is Kathryn and I’m born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa which is where all my family still live. I fell in love with my Norwegian husband after meeting him at a friends wedding in SA and we lived together in London before deciding to move to Norway with our two little kids last year.
Growing up in South Africa was amazing. If you have visited Africa you may understand why I miss it. There is a pulse and energy in South Africa that fills your heart with hope and a desire to help others. There are so many different cultures living together and being in South Africa reminds you constantly to not take our fortunate situations for grated.
For many years my job was to send people to Africa on holiday and I still have my company– I Found Africa, but I felt I wanted to do something more, something that would not only support the tourism industry but something that could help independent designers and small businesses in South Africa. I wanted to bring a bit of Africa to Norway and that is how I Found Design began. The products I am bringing over are supporting small businesses and creating employment in a country that so desperately needs support. The products are designed and made with so much love.
Living on the other side of the world from my family is heart breaking but working along side South Africa connects my worlds and makes me feel a bit better about the situation.
I am so grateful to be living in beautiful Norway and I hope that you love some of these carefully selected products as much as I do.