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!
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
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
Claire Walls, Marketing & Social Media Manager
Claire joined the Making Stories team in September 2018 and is responsible for all our Marketing and Social Media efforts, from posting and answering comments on Instagram and Pinterest to writing our newsletter and blog and developing new, exciting Marketing strategies.
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
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
Alina Jordan, Communications Manager
Alina joined the Making Stories team in July 2018 and is responsible for all interaction and communication with customers, stockists and our fulfilment partner.