Stephanie set up Natla Jewellery Studio as a more than profit organisation with the aim to provide a craft-centric holistic approach to recovery,
Inspired by her childhood growing up in Belgium, Stephanie recently launched her first mini-collection named From Brussels With Love, featuring small elegant silver pieces. All profits made from the sale of Stephanie’s delicate designs are reinvested in the community outreach programme of Natla’s sister community interest company, Dundee Community Craft CIC.
In doing this, Stephanie prioritises a person-centred and participatory approach to design and craft with the intention to impact meaningful social exchange. By acknowledging the multiple benefits of creating, making and sharing, she has been able to respond to the varying needs of individuals. Stephanie takes the time and energy to remind participants that they are not alone and that there are safe spaces to be vulnerable and recuperate together.
Although it is still early days, Natla has a commitment to shaping a sustainable and socially responsible creative business model, built on a circular economy rooted in love and care. Stephanie is serious about helping Dundee’s recovering community, prioritising five key values of; Authenticity, Integrity, Empowerment, Community and Inclusivity.