HOLSTEE

I love shopping, I love beauty, I love products, but I definitely don’t like consumerism… I believe if we only bought things we really used, the world would have more cool companies with a conscience and less crappy stuff.

Holstee Manifesto That’s why this company is on my list of favorite Incs! Lifestyle design with a conscious! That’s it… no business plan but a manifesto that went viral. I bet founders Mike, Dave and Fabian didn’t see what kind of future awaited them when they sat down on the steps of Union Square to write down what was on their minds and turned out to be a great selling product when put into poster form. ‘It wasn’t about shirts and it wasn’t about their old jobs. It was about what they wanted from life and how to create a company that breathes that passion into the world everyday.’  At least that’s how the story goes on their website and it sounds pretty damn inspiring to me!

When I think of Holstee I think of creativity and great design, I think of beautiful functional products that don’t require the trashing of our planet. Their story speaks to the side of me that really wants to believe that old saying ‘follow your passion and the  money will follow’!

So first, I followed the link to your dream job and it took me to this quote…

‘Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.’ – Howard Thurman

I got so inspired with this website that I started wondering what my family profile would look like and here is the result:

Nina Polo Wieja

What I do at Holstee: Transatlantic Communicator

Favorite quote: ‘If you don’t like something, change it! If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it!’ – Mary Engelebreit

Recommended Book: Eating Animals – Jonathan Safran Foer

Favorite Holstee Design: The Upcycled Wallet

Culinary Specialty: getting creative with vegan rawness

Find me on: https://inspiration4sanity.wordpress.com

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