About us

Making Stories GmbH is an independent knitwear design publisher based in Berlin, owned and run by Verena Cohrs and Hanna Lisa Haferkamp alongside their small but growing team. Our mission is to spread the love for sustainably, ethically and transparently produced natural yarns, shine a light on knitwear designers from around the world and help knitters create garments and accessories they love and that last them for a long time. We deeply care about our planet and our community. Honesty and kindness are the cornerstones of everything we do. We believe everyone can (and should) make a difference in whatever way, shape or form they can.

Want to join us? Check out our Jobs page for open positions!


Our Team

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Verena Cohrs, Founder

Verena is a knitwear designer and sustainable living advocate currently based in Berlin. Rooted in a love for nature, quiet, and stitch dictionaries, she creates patterns that have the perfect balance of being a tiny bit challenging while also being extremely fun to knit. At Making Stories, she is responsible for all things strategy and publications together with Hanna Lisa.

Photo by Jill Dieuleveult

 
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Ruth Werwai, Team Assistant

Ruth joined the Making Stories team in late 2017 and is responsible for all things partner communications, from coordinating with designers and yarn companies to running test knits. 

Photo by Christine Pienaar Photography

 
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Karen Wasson, Marketing & Social Media Manager

Karen joined the Making Stories team in May 2018 and is responsible for all our Marketing and Social Media efforts, from posting and answering comments on Instagram and Pinterest to developing newsletter and blog series and new, exciting Marketing strategies. 

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Hanna Lisa Haferkamp, Founder

Hanna Lisa is a creative business coach and avid supporter of women-owned businesses. Her coaching practice is based on her project bag label and knitwear design work as well as a deep-rooted love for asking hard questions and helping others. At Making Stories, she is responsible for all things strategy and publications together with Verena.

Photo by Jill Dieuleveult

 
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Martin Schuchardt, Graphic Designer

Martin joined the Making Stories team in late 2017 and is responsible for all things graphic design, from developing layouts for new publications to refining our branding and creating schematics.

Photo by Carolin Klemm