Kristine and her partner Oskars are a creative duo behind VUUVEN handwoven textiles brand from Latvia.

“I grew up with four brothers, so I know how to share. Taking care of others, especially animals, gives me a sense of purpose and inner peace.

“Oskars can read for hours at a time, anything from the Russian classics to modern fiction; that’s his escape. He occasionally does a bit of writing himself and even devoted a little poem to me at the beginning of our relationship.

“He knows how to inspire, encourage and make others believe in themselves. Oskars always tells his friends: “Go on, you can do it!” This little encouragement can go a long way.”

Made by Kristine and Oskars: