In April 1986 Jostein Haugum did his first purchases of Mayan indian handicrafts in Guatemala. Riding on top of chicken buses, sending purchases back to Denmark by postal service and vending it on Copenhagen pedestrian streets was the entrepeneurs first experiences with international business.
In 2013 second generation, Vinca Haugum joined the company as business developer.
Through our couriosity and travelling we are now owning, developing and running businesses in Guatemala, Java, Bali, USA and Denmark. We employ hundreds of people with six different religions and many cultural differences. More than 70 % of them are women and half of our top managers are women. We export to around 30 different countries and we still love to ride a chickenbus, if we get a chance.
Our company in Guatemala is designing, producing, marketing and exporting Mayan indian handicrafts. We have during the years built several public schools with part of our earnings as well as donations from clients and organisations.
Our company in Semarang on Java Island, Indonesia produces metal handicrafts.
We also work as export agents for several large importers in USA, Italy, Australia, Japan and Singapore.
Our company is located in the southern part of Bali Island, Indonesia.
We are designing, producing and exporting handicrafted fashion jewelry, clothing and accesories.
Located in Austin, Texas – USA we design, import and distribute lovely handcrafted fashion clothing and accesories throughout USA. We focus on multifunctional, colourfull items with a ‘good feeling’.
Gringobar has been serving drinks and Nachos at one or Europes largest music events, Roskilde festival (www.roskilde-festival.dk)since 1997.
We run ten bars and two food stalls with more than 700 volunteers.