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Our Story




How it all started

I always believed that people would use business as a force for good if they could. A lot of people around the world do not have access to the tools they need to sell their beloved products online, making them dependent on others and often leaving them very little of the selling price. I think this is unfair and that this can be changed. That’s why I started Discovered. - Gijsbert van der Sleen

Why a marketplace?

We believe that artisans can change their lives through business. By giving you the opportunity to connect with that fantastic designer from Indonesia or that talented silversmith from India, we shorten the supply chain and enable artisans from all around the world to sell their products directly to you. Getting to know the stories behind the item you bought, having the chance to have a chat with the maker, being able to share your story: that’s what Discovered is all about.

Our favorite items

We love to skim through the world’s most beautiful Discovered products. And to make it easier for you, we introduce the Discovered stamp. The stamp ensures that we have touched, smelled, or worn the items we absolutely love.

How we make a difference



Income
Selling directly to customers gives artisans a higher price for their products.
Work
We select partners that care for artisan’s welfare & who provide a living wage.
Culture
We encourage artisans to use traditional crafts and techniques.
Sustainability
We stimulate the use of natural materials, local and recycled materials.


We are a B Corp



Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

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