- About Pig & Hen
About Pig & Hen
Our handmade jewelry is crafted in Amsterdam from premium marine rope, stainless steel, gemstones and precious metals, ensuring that each piece can withstand all weather conditions and last a lifetime.
Our jewelry is sold online and through 1400 resellers worldwide, making it accessible to anyone seeking quality, durability and style. Our flagship store lies in the heart of Amsterdam.
Our designs are inspired by the rugged and enduring nature of our materials, and we strive to create pieces that are as unique as the individuals who wear them.
Pig & Hen; designed and made in Amsterdam.
In 2013 Pig & Hen was founded by two friends from Amsterdam; Dominic Bakker & Rutger Versluis, both with a unique interest in fashion and sailing. Later Thomas van der Kallen and Stefan Textor joined the team as co-owners.
With a unique product and a compelling brand story we are rapidly taking over the world. Our jewelry is sold in over 50 countries through our online store, our flagship store in Amsterdam, fashion stores, jewelry stores, department stores and concept stores.
Our Lucky Name
In the early 1600s, Dutch explorers set sail to unknown parts of the world, eventually boasting the largest naval fleet on Earth. With some serious sea legs, they discovered new lands and ways of life – all the while overcoming oceans of obstacles along the way.
To protect themselves from bad luck, mariners inked tattoos of a pig and a hen on their feet because crates of pigs and hens were oftentimes the only items left floating after a shipwreck.
The sailors believed a pig and hen tattoo would help them not only survive the strongest of storms, but also allow them to float back safely to their beloved homeland.