Discover the home accessories brand that celebrates doing things differently
Established in 2010 by Amsterdam-based couple Aanyoung Yeh and Jan Swinkels, Doing Goods creates homewares inspired by the trinkets and curiosities found on their travels. From gorgeous brassware that makes you look twice (an octopus egg cup, anyone?) to delightful animal rugs, their pieces can’t fail to make you smile.
HANDMADE BRASS CUTLERY, FROM A SELECTION
The duo embraces the Japanese design philosophy of wabi-sabi – imperfect beauty which tells its own unique story. All of Doing Goods’ products are designed in Holland and made by skilled craftspeople and collectives in India. “At Doing Goods we make good on the promise of working respectfully in and with the communities we visit,” Aayoung and Jan say. “We do not believe that we can change the world. We are, however, convinced that we can improve people’s lives with honesty, authenticity and fair play. We strive to do this a step, day and project at a time.”
DOING GOOD’S POPULAR TAPIS AMIS RUGS
The company has built a workshop with a family business in India, and pay its team fare wages and provides sufficient breaks and time off. “We’re very grateful to have the opportunity to work on this with a wonderful family and their team and to get the chance to give something back to a community that has given so much to us,” say the founders. Happy-making homewares? What could be better.
DOING GOODS COLLABORATES WITH SKILLED CRAFTSPEOPLE IN INDIA, WHERE THE COMPANY HAS A WORKSHOP