I’m Chrissie, 48 year-old German brazil-based designer of dog’s collars and harnesses. Looking back on my life so far I figure that I have certainly applied the principles of the Holstee manifesto for several times! However, most significantly on two occasions. The first was in 1999, when I decided to give up a successful job in a stock agency in Munich and go living in Brazil where I had found my spiritual home. And then, when in 2008, I definitely wanted to turn in a very stressful executive position in Rio de Janeiro in order to start and create my own design label. I was finally reminding myself of my artistic roots: early crafting lessons at school, sewing, knitting and embroideries, my interest in such old fashioned techniques like bone lace. I went to the Academy of Modern Arts  and was mainly painting large canvases, but I realized that did not satisfy my search for contentment and fulfillment either. So, in 2009 I started my own business doing what really matters for me—adding high quality and excellent finish to my handmade products while complementing them with unique design and functionality. As I work from home I can take plenty of time to do what I like the most: go out for a walk in nature with my husband and our two French bulldogs. Stop looking and you will find what suits you!

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