Interview Sandy Visser founder of Zand-erover
What makes Zand-erover unique?
I always aim to create items that haven’t been seen before. Each design I make comes from the shapes and colours that I see and love. To do this, I try to use new forms, materials and new techniques.
Has it always been your dream to start your own company?
No, actually I always wanted to be a veterinarian when I was young. My parents’ backyard was my favourite spot, because of the nature and all of my pets. There I was, always building or making things. I still have this urge to create things, that is why I started Zand-erover.
What inspires your designs and who is your inspiration?
When I attended Artemis academy, I learned to create forecasts based on the things that interested me and I learned to channel that into a visual way. That led to the basic inspiration for Zand-erover, which is nature, but in a very minimalistic and bare way. For example, the colour combination of my collection is based on stones I found on a beach in Denmark.
How does Zand-erover contribute to sustainability?
Zand-erover aims to produce items that last a very long time. The materials I use, leather and brass, visibly react when used. They change over time, becoming more beautiful.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I love to wander around in second hand shops, looking for cool old designs. I always end up with way too much furniture in my house, haha.
What is your dream?
I want to make items that people find beautiful and treasure. In the near future I also want to make pieces like lamps, rugs and other interior stuff.
What is the weirdest thing you have experienced since your started Zand-erover?
Last year I was walking on the Ten Katemarkt near my house, and found some of my wallets being sold by a merchant. I had lost that whole batch months earlier. But there it was, in someone elses hands. My pricetags were even still on there. He ended up asking me to buy it back from him. And so I did.
What tips can you give start-ups in fashion?
Do the work and don’t be afraid to ask for help. (Your friends probably have other talents!)
Last but not least, what do you like about the concept of GetBisy?
The openness of the platform, but also that this doesn’t ruin the quality or uniqueness.