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If you search social, handmade, sustainable (for real, not the fake letâ€™s-do-nothing-real-but-shout-sustainability!-as-loud-as-possible-and-see-what-happens kind) and affordable gifts & design accessories with a touch of humour (lifeâ€™s serious enough), House Raccoon is what you need!, , We are young & fun (so we like to think) couple (Nathan & Anneleen) making minimalist design & gift objects with an amazing team in our (and probably the best) social atelier in Belgium. Starting only 2 years ago, we quickly rose to around 100 stores. From the original and local Scandinavian gift shop next-door to the largest Design Webshop in the Netherlands, they all came onboard for our unique products and our heart-warming story and values. Curious to hear? Letâ€™s go!, , Anneleen graduated in 2016 as pharmacist and Nathan as commercial engineer. But certificates are one thing and passion another so it didnâ€™t take long before we decided to leave our pretty standard jobs and found House Raccoon in Autumn 2017. These are our unique values:, Social work: We make all our products by hand in our social atelier in Belgium with people who canâ€™t get a regular job. And with making we donâ€™t mean assemblage of Chinese parts here but rather real craftmanship. From making moulds over hand casting our products to stamping the shipping boxes as they go out, they do it all! This way, people who have been told way too many times in their lives that they arenâ€™t clever enough, now get to develop themselves into real craftsmen in a 100% creative and meaningful job., , Social sustainability: for every product we make, we plant a tree and we do regular campaigns to invite people to do the same. So far we could already plant 123.865 trees! We do this in social projects in Africa where farmers plant the trees around and in their fields to fertilize the soil so that 80% of them increases their number of meals from 1 to 3 within a year from starting the program. In the long term this means money for sending their children to school and a future for people who otherwise are forced to migrate away from the hunger and poverty cycle., , Soft-Touch Jesmonite Stone: all our products are made of exclusive Jesmonite, a material which resembles stone but is ultra-soft to touch and has a beautiful matte appearance . Sitting somewhere between perfection of ceramics the character of concrete and the poetic beauty of natural stone, itâ€™s a unique addition to any home!