My name is Edit, the founder.
I was born and raised in the Hungarian countryside. My childhood trauma with an abusive father left its mark on me: I was a very shy child and I was afraid of men, in particular.
In Hungary at that time, victims of domestic violence were not taken care of: no psychological therapy or support. So, with my mother, we had to face it all on our own and that’s where jewellery weaving, drawing and crochet became a kind of meditation activity for me. I spent hours working on my creations but so much the better: pearls take time to be woven. I quickly realized that art is crucial to finding my inner balance.
It also taught me a kind of awareness about my childhood trauma, but it wasn’t until I was 32 that I finally started therapy. To the suggestion of my therapist, I decided to take my jewellery hobby further and start a social business with a purpose of preventing domestic violence.
ABOUT THE PROBLEM
Domestic violence affects all levels of society and all countries. In Europe, one woman in three has experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence since the age of 15. There are approximately 3 500 domestic violence-related deaths in the EU every year. In other words, there are more than seven women victims every day. Violence has serious consequences for the physical and mental health of the women and children who are victims. The challenge is indeed huge, a lot of work still needs to be done…
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THIS CAUSE?
with every piece of jewellery you buy from us, 1€ goes to the Center of Prevention of Domestic Violence in Belgium-who accompanies victims and organises campaigns;
you can engage as a volunteer model to feature in our pictures to raise awareness about the issue;
you can participate in our Creative workshops learn bead weaving as a tool for relaxation and healing;
you can take the discussion further about domestic violence on social media and by contributing to the blog.
Follow our journey on Instagram or Facebook @tulipanedesign.