Nice that you are here again and read our weekly blog. From this month we will ask 8 questions to an ATFriend every first Friday of the month! We call the section "8 questions to ..." and these will always be the same questions we would like to ask an ATFriend! This week it is Gaby Hulsman.
I saw Gaby for the first time during our sample sale last year. For me, Gaby was already a well-known name, because she was always super active & considerate on Facebook and sent us nice pictures from her vacations. During the sample sale it was too busy to really talk to each other, but during our qualitative research a few months ago, we had a nice chat for the first time and I got to know this enthusiastic ATF fan. What a nice person! So when we thought here at the office to let 1x talk to you every month, we immediately knew: we're going to ask Gaby for this!
8 questions to ... Gaby Hulsman
1. What was your first ATF item?
My first ATF was the big black python shopper..love on the 1ste face. This goes filled or folded almost everywhere. Then the white with gold incl toilet bag followed quickly. This only comes out when the spring starts ... so for me it means "real" summer. The next purchase was the black python work bag. Day and night I drag it with me and it contains everything I need and more;). This also includes the python handbag and the leopard toiletry bag as standard. When the little shopper python turquoise came out, I didn't know how quickly I had to order it. What an invention ... a little smaller and great print. Immediately also bought 1 for my girlfriend and he is now addicted.
2. What do you use your ATF shopper (s) for the most?
I use the python workbag and the small shopper every day. As a handbag, sports bag and shopping bag. The large shoppers go to the campsite, winter sports, boat or beach. Nice and lightweight but plenty of room
3. What is your all-time favorite activity?
My favorite activities that shoppers are always with are sports, sailing by boat, sitting on a terrace and people watching.
4. We often hear that ATF generates a kind of feel good feeling. Do you recognize that? And what makes you even more happy?
As I already described with 1, with shoppers I really think of vacation and with the light colors of sun, sea and cosiness.
5. Which holiday destination is your all-time favorite and why?
In the winter Austria for skiing and then the black comes along. And in the summer countries where it is really hot ... Spain, Slovenia, Italy
6. At ATF we like a drink, which is your favorite?
Perhaps very boring but ice-cold dry white wine remains a favorite!
7. What color / print do you still miss in the ATF collection?
On my own wish list is the black croco laptop bag. And what I actually miss is a slightly smaller shopper xs in croco black.
8. Is there anything you would like to ask us?
Dear Brechje; Great that you started this, but "why" did you start this and what would you like?
Hi Gaby, nice question! In the first instance it was not a preconceived plan to set up an own bag brand. The reason was nice women that I saw carrying that not so nice but very handy blue Ikea bag. That is why I wanted to develop a hip handy large bag; that became the big shopper python. This was followed by a complete collection of large shoppers. Very funny. What I would like now is to further conquer the Netherlands so that it stands like a house and I no longer need to run the Netherlands, so that I can move to Barcelona in 2020 to set up ATF Spain there.
GABY: Thank you so much for asking me for this, I remain a fan❤
BRECHJE: you're welcome and thank you for all your enthusiasm! ❤
Would you like to speak next month? Let me know!
Have a great weekend, love Brechje