Urban Hippie – Creative Nomad – Reggae Addict – Designer
Henriette has a background in fashion. After she graduated her Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design, she started working as a designer and stylist for several high-end brands and warehouses. “As much as I love fashion, I was missing something in the work I was doing. To me, fashion is so much more than following trends or just buying and selling. With the clothes you wear and with the money you spend, you can express yourself and make a difference.”
In the summer of 2016, Henriette and her boyfriend Elmer decided to quit their jobs, ended the lease of their apartment, sold all their belongings, closed their lifestyle shop in the center of Rotterdam and said goodbye to their friends and family. With no more than a filled backpack each, they started a trip around the world. They started their so called ‘Digital Nomad Lifestyle’, a nomadic way of living.
While we are traveling the world, we meet all kinds of people. We learn from their culture and see how spirituality has a place in peoples every day life. The nomadic lifestyle is a perfect match for me, as I can use this inspiration while I’m creating new designs for Ubuntu Wear.