Return to Sender: Social Design, Global Impact

The Return to Sender foundation is the brainchild of Katja Schuurman, an initiative that came to life in 2006. The foundation approaches its mission distinctively: women from the world's poorest regions create handmade design products. Each year, Return to Sender collaborates with top designers and local artisans to develop a design collection that resonates with the traditional techniques and materials of the countries of origin.

This collaboration results in authentic products that tell a story. Products that are not only aesthetically appealing but also have a profound impact on the lives of the creators. The proceeds from the sold items go directly back to the women who made them. This makes 'Return to Sender' more than just a name; it's a promise of hope and empowerment.

SamSam Offices: A Hub of Innovation

We came across SamSam Offices through word of mouth," shares Liesbeth Reeuwijk from Return to Sender. It was the praise from another tenant that led them to SamSam Offices when they were searching for new office space in Amsterdam. With bright office spaces, personal contact, an elegant reception area for guests, and proximity to location benefits like Sloterdijk Station and the highway, Return to Sender finds all that they need under one roof.

Return to Sender: Social Design, Global Impact

"We are pleased with the bright offices, personal approach, and excellent location. SamSam Offices offers an ideal place for our work." - Liesbeth Reeuwijk, Return to Sender

A Global Story behind Every Design

Every product from Return to Sender carries with it a story of craftsmanship, hard work, and hope. Top designers commit to the noble pursuit of the foundation to meld design skills with traditional techniques. This ensures not just the continuation of cultural crafts but also provides financial support to the women who create these beautiful objects.

At the offices of SamSam, ideas are exchanged, strategies developed, and partnerships formed that contribute to this large-scale project of positive change. While the team enjoys the facilities and the community vibe at SamSam Offices, Return to Sender assists artisans from developing countries to build a better life through their undeniable talent and hard work.

We are very pleased with the bright office spaces, the personal contact and the beautiful lobby to receive guests.

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