Our social partner from the start has been Social Work Company DSW, located in Zoetermeer. They have been taking care of the finishing of the labels and pot covers for Designstar since 2010.
In 2013 we intensified the cooperation. In our own hall, within the DSW building, both Designstar employees and DSW employees work.
Thousands of end products are assembled and packaged every day by people with disabilities or people who reintegrate. As a result, employees learn new skills and they also have a social network. The work gives these people a certain structure in life. They experience again what it is like to participate (again) in society and how valuable they are.
That is why we celebrated our collaboration during a festive meeting in November, when Leo van Antwerpen (director of Designstar) and Patrick Verhoef (director of DSW) extended the contract.
We look forward to many years of collaboration!
DSW made a nice film about our collaboration in 2015, so if you would like to know more about this, watch this video: https://youtu.be/ff3shwjp0G8
See also our partner-page to see our other social partners.