We live life on the edge and love doing it with passion. We swim with sharks, throw down in the mud, sail across oceans and drink a bit too much, but that’s just us. Whatever our thrills are, we live that day-to-day life and in the end we always want to find our way back home, to our loved ones.
We have created Pig&Hen to help us find that way…
In the early 1600’s the Dutch were the leading nation sailing out to unknown parts of the world, with the biggest naval fleet the world had ever seen. With some serious sea legs, they discovered new lands, different ways of life but also ran into some big obstacles along the way.
To protect themselves against bad luck the men had a tattoo of a pig and a hen on their feet. It was believed it gave the sailors the ability to survive when they had to abandon ship.
The sailors felt they would be able to find land, just like the Pig and Hen who were kept in wooden crates and thus floated, and would let the tide bring them home.
Pig&Hen will save your life, even in a tight situation.
Our bracelets are handmade in Amsterdam, by using authentic ship rope we carry on the Dutch legacy. They are meant to survive a lifetime, are stronger than steel and will age like your wrinkled face.
Stronger than steel
SPRING SUMMER 2020
Hola Cuba! We landed onto the Caribbean nation, where romance meets dreams and we fell in love right away. Cuban culture is a blend of the Spanish, African and native traditions as lived by the pirates of independence and revolution. Like the smoke that comes from the leg- endary Cuban Cigars, the island has a lure that is very hard to resist. So, when the city of Havana takes on its beckoning glow, our thirst for the smoothest rum grows. The infectious rhythms of the city make you want to move your hips and stir the imagination.
Cuba punches well above its weight.
We leave the island with new energy for handmade craftsmanship, in- spired by the Cuban buildings made from blocks of coral cut from the ocean floor – music set in stone. And the giant steel chain that kept the mouth of Havana safe from marauding ships for centuries, supplied us with a newfound passion for materials stronger than steel.verhaal