Who is Katja Schuurman?
Katja Römer Schuurman (1975), is a well known actress in the Netherlands. Besides acting in several Dutch movies and series, she’s a TV-presenter and entrepreneur. In 2006 Katja founded Return to Sender. She also hosted a TV-program, in which she travelled all over the world to show the audience the stories of the Return to Sender products and the people who make them. Return to Sender finds exceptional products crafted in the poorest regions of the world, and sells these products in the Netherlands, via its own online shop on returntosender.nl and via HEMA, one of Holland’s biggest retailers. The profits made on all collections, are reinvested in projects that help the producers improve their business. The profit thus, returns to sender…
Why should you listen to her?
In a time when the Dutch government chooses to establish a new ministry of Development ánd Foreign Trade, new lights are shed on fresh perspectives that embrace rather than object a new approach. It is time to evolve trade into more than a mere material exchange. It is time to offer consumers the possibility to weigh the stories behind products, the people that produce them and the places they come from. Products that encourage people to choose more carefully, products that also trigger Marketeers to rethink the importance of authentic storytelling. Every thing, every place and everyone has a story.
Katja Schuurman will tell us hers. She will share what can be achieved with infectious passion and a can-do mentality. The story of how personal choices and private initiatives can contribute to the sustainable development of the poorest regions in the world. Choices, which will eventually positively affects us all.
Quotes by Katja Schuurman
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You can find out more about Return to Sender foundation on www.returntosender.nl