About

Our story

The idea for ting goods was conceived on one of our trips to Asia sourcing products for Laura’s shop ting. On a visit to Jaipur we were lucky to meet Vipin in his small jewelry workshop, which he had just taken over from his father. Vipin works together with Parimal who is a master silversmith. After spending many hours in their studio observing their work, we grew increasingly impressed by their ability to turn our ideas into beautiful, simple pieces of jewelry, and we decided that we simply had to continue our collaboration.

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Our philosophy

We have traveled extensively throughout Asia, and feel deeply indebted to the people and places we have visited. It is important to us to give back a little to this part of the world. This includes creating sustainable jobs, which employ locals and allow them to work in a positive environment with fair pay. We are convinced that fair trade and access to new markets can help change the existing unfair distribution of wealth, and create social change. We would be happy to make a small contribution towards this change.

ting goods also donates 5% of its annual profit to Butterflies India (www.butterflieschildrights.org), which runs several projects that take care of street kids (mainly in Delhi), and helps them to break out of the cycle of poverty.

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Team

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Currently, ting goods operates mainly in 2 locations: the jewelry production and part of the design process take place in Jaipur, while everything else is handled in Berlin. 

All new is our cooperation with a small workshop on Bali where our beaded bracelets are made.

Jaipur

India
Vipin
Vipin

Vipin runs the silversmith workshop, which was founded by his father. He grew up working in the family jewelry business and knows it inside out. Even in the Rajasthani heat, Vipin manages to keep his cool when dealing with organizational issues or unusual design requests.

Parimal
Parimal

Parimal is a master silversmith and has been working with Vipin´s family for 20 years. He is a true magician with over 25 years of experience. Parimal meticulously translates all design ideas drawn on paper into beautiful pieces of brass and silver, often uncovering new possibilities in the process.


Berlin

Germany
Laura
Laura

Laura is responsible for design and communication at ting goods. She is also our most enthusiastic product tester. She studied Communications at Universität der Künste in Berlin, but quickly realized that she was not suited for a desk job. In 2011, she opened ting (www.ting-shop.com), a shop in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district that focuses on Asian and Scandinavian design. Together, Laura and Chris spend a fair amount of time traveling throughout Asia and Scandinavia to select beautiful products for the store.

Chris
Chris

Chris is much more patient and enjoys working at a desk, which is why he is the guy for all things organizational and logistical. Born and raised in Denmark, his Scandinavian aesthetics are a welcome counterpoint to the more traditional and decorative style popular in India. He studied intercultural communication at Humboldt Universität in Berlin and also works as a freelance translator.

Bali

Indonesia

A group of local women makes our handmade beaded bracelets. The women can either work in the workshop in Denpasar or at home, allowing for more flexibility with family life. The Team is led by Manik who pays attention to the smallest of details.