Ryan Flynn of BLI Partners
based in Amsterdam, and Jasper van Impelen of the Good Damn Soap Company
, based in Utrecht, will be in town and wanted to sit down with our members to talk about the Portland-Utrecht Network and the small goods exchange between Portland and European cities to help makers access new markets. They are a part of the Portlandia.nl Initative,
a soon to be launched webshop
(currently under construction, but check it out!) supported by the City of Utrecht and devoted to selling Portland made products throughout Europe with the potential for products to be placed in a retail storefront or other collaborations with Utrecht makers.