Exchanging means learning from each other, working together and exchanging talents, goods and ideas. If we do this in an equal way, there are endless ways to grow and to create. Especially when we collaborate with people that seem so different from us to begin with. So far, ‘the West’ has often believed that we are the ones to educate the world, the only ones to help, and in the end: the ones to gain the most.
The results show that this approach doesn’t work, whether you look at the inequality of wealth or the current environmental state of the world. We need to look beyond our own economical growth and exchange based on equality and respect for each other. Just like our internal work philosophy, every collaboration is based on shared values.
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN RWANDAN ARTIST CRISTA UWASE AND DUTCH PRINT DESIGNER STEPHANE BARBIER TO CREATE AFRIEK'S FIRST CUSTOM PRINT.
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN US AND A DUTCH CHOCOLATE BRAND THAT SHARES OUR VALUES.