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Impact / 23 Apr 2019

The Story of WOO

The story of WOO started decades before its conception in an accumulation of experiences and events in Saskia de Knegt’s life.  Through her early adult years in the medical sector and later, in her humanitarian work with the United Nations, she witnessed poverty and suffering first hand.

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    6 Burning Tips for Your Lucky Candle

    Goods / 22 Dec 2018

    6 Burning Tips for Your Lucky Candle

    Want your candles to burn more evenly, smell stronger and last longer? Read these tips before you next light up.

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    How the Lucky Candle Came to Light

    Goods / 30 Nov 2018

    How the Lucky Candle Came to Light

    When we set out to create our candles, we didn’t just want to make any candle. We wanted to create a socially- and environmentally-responsible product. In an ongoing journey that took many months to perfect, WOO sourced, tested and revised our design which resulted in a luxury candle of an elite standard.

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    WOO Water Bottle: 15 Reasons Why We Use Stainless Steel

    Goods / 08 Sep 2018

    WOO Water Bottle: 15 Reasons Why We Use Stainless Steel

    These days, it’s common practice for consumers to tote around reuseable water bottles in an attempt to reduce the piling, hard-to-degrade plastics in our oceans and landfills. With the many water bottles available on the market - plastic, glass, aluminum and steel - how do you know which one to choose? Below are 15 reasons why WOO chooses steel.

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    The Importance of Bees

    FEATURED / 02 Aug 2018

    The Importance of Bees

    Have you heard the news? Honey bees are going extinct, at quite an alarming rate. Excessive pesticides don’t help, as well as disease, parasites, and poor weather due to global warming.

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    4 Yoga Poses to WOO Your Mornings

    Lifestyle / 15 Jul 2018

    4 Yoga Poses to WOO Your Mornings

    When you don’t have time for an hour-long yoga class, practice these 4 asanas for a quick and easy way to get your mind, body and spirit ready for the day.

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    6 Reasons Why WOO Loves Charcoal

    Goods / 08 May 2018

    6 Reasons Why WOO Loves Charcoal

    No, we’re not talking about those briquettes you heat up on the grill, we’re talking about activated charcoal. This special type of charcoal has been treated at very high temperatures and steamed to develop tons of tiny pores that increases its absorptive surface area to draw out and trap harmful substances, toxins and impurities.

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    Germany

    SCHOEN & GUT

    Press / 01 Mar 2018

    SCHOEN & GUT

    LIVING AT HOME - "Mit dem Verkauf von nachhaltig produzierten Raumdueften und Schmuck unterstuetzt WOO arme Menschen weltweit..."

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    Luxury for the working nomad!

    Goods / 19 Feb 2018

    Luxury for the working nomad!

    EUROPEANLife - "A special handmade Scented Travel Candle by WOO is one such treasure that takes your mind off the stress of the day and brings you back to your peaceful self. "

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    Germany

    DAS IST JA DUFTE!

    Press / 01 Feb 2018

    DAS IST JA DUFTE!

    INSIDE - "WOO - Worlds of Opportunities Upcycled Vodka Bottle, handgefertigte, aus recycelten Wodkaflaschen hergestellte Premium-Kerze..."

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    Germany

    WOO

    Press / 01 Feb 2018

    WOO

    FEEL GOOD MAG. - "Bestehend aus recycelten Bier- und Vod-kaflashen, erzaehlt jede WOO Duftkerze eine eigene, einzigartige Geschichte..."

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    Germany

    CHARITY CHECK

    Press / 04 Jan 2018

    CHARITY CHECK

    VITAL - Die handgefertigten Duftkerzen sind ummantelt von recycelten Flaschen, die vietnamesische Frauen auf Mullhalden sammelten...

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    Germany

    EIN LICHTBLICK

    Press / 01 Jan 2018

    EIN LICHTBLICK

    MYSELF - "Wie eine Hollanderin mit Duftkerzen und Raumsprrays Entwicklingshilfe betreit..."

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    Vietnam

    SASKIA DE KNEGT VUN ĐẮP NIỀM TIN

    Press / 20 Dec 2017

    SASKIA DE KNEGT VUN ĐẮP NIỀM TIN

    DELUXE - "Những món phụ kiện tinh xảo, những hoa văn trang trí tỉ mỉ, hay bộ quà tặng thủ công đặc sắc..."

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    Germany

    GALA

    Press / 14 Dec 2017

    GALA

    DER RICHTIGE RIECHER - "Dieses Jahr soll kei Parfum unterm Christbaum liegen, aber trotzde etwas Aromatisches?..."

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    Germany

    BILD DER FRAU

    Press / 10 Nov 2017

    BILD DER FRAU

    KUNSTVOLLE DUFTKERZEN - "Das Unternehmen WOO (Worlds of Opportunities) stellt in Handarbeit, nachhaltig und sozial verantwortlich Lifestyle-Produkte her...

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    LIEBLINGE

    Press / 01 Nov 2017

    LIEBLINGE

    SPA INSIDE - "Nachaltig WOO Nachhaltig WOO (Worlds of Opportunities steht fur Luxusprodukte wie Fragrances, Pflege und Accessoires...

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    WOOCARES

    Press / 01 Nov 2017

    WOOCARES

    INSTAGRAM - Martina Nimamanie

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    WÜRFEL-GLÜCK

    Press / 01 Nov 2017

    WÜRFEL-GLÜCK

    DONNA - "Halb 10 morgens in Deutschland: "Warum stehst du denn immer noch vorm Schrank Schatz?"...

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    Germany

    WOHLFÜHL-LUXUS MIT SYSTEM

    Press / 09 Oct 2017

    WOHLFÜHL-LUXUS MIT SYSTEM

    FÜR SIE - "WOO heißt eine nachhaltige Marke, die versucht, Menschen weltweit zu vernetzen und zu beschäftigen..."

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    THE WOO CONCEPT

    Goods / 08 Sep 2017

    THE WOO CONCEPT

    ASIA LIFE - "Brainchild of Saskia de Knegt, the WOO concept was conceived in 2009 and launched in 2012. Meaning ‘Worlds of Opportunities’ WOO is a premium impact brand offering luxury lifestyle products to socially conscious consumers..."

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    Vietnam

    HÃY TIN VÀO CHÍNH MÌNH

    Press / 01 Jul 2017

    HÃY TIN VÀO CHÍNH MÌNH

    ELLE VIETNAM - Nghe như biểu ngữ hô hào từ một chương trình quảng cáo nào đó, nhưng qua cuộc trò chuyện với cô Saskia, đây lại trở thành câu nói truyền lửa cho rất nhiều người – đặc biệt là các bạn khuyết tật...

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    Vietnam

    SASKIA DE KNEGT | NGÔI NHÀ NHỎ BÊN BỜ SÔNG VECHT

    Press / 29 May 2017

    SASKIA DE KNEGT | NGÔI NHÀ NHỎ BÊN BỜ SÔNG VECHT

    HARPER'S BAZAAR | VIETNAMESE EDITION - Trong ngôi nhà ngập nắng tại Amsterdam, bếp và lò sưởi chính là nơi yêu thích nhất của Saskia – người phụ nữ đã và đang mang đến nguồn cảm hứng và những giá trị chân chính của người Việt đến với thế giới...

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    SASKIA DE KNEGT | SMALL HOUSE BY THE RIVER VECHT

    Lifestyle / 29 May 2017

    SASKIA DE KNEGT | SMALL HOUSE BY THE RIVER VECHT

    HARPER'S BAZAAR | ENGLISH EDITION - In a fully sunny Amsterdam house, the kitchen and fireplace are Saskia's favorite place - a woman who has brought the true inspiration and value of the Vietnamese to the world...

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    PEOPLE OF THE MONTH – INTERVIEW WITH SASKIA DE KNEGT FOUNDER OF WOO

    Impact / 08 Mar 2017

    PEOPLE OF THE MONTH – INTERVIEW WITH SASKIA DE KNEGT FOUNDER OF WOO

    BLISS SAIGON - Saskia de Knegt is a designer and a businesswoman who puts together projects based on passion, quality, equality and "Savoir Faire." Since 2012, Saskia proposes a vision ultra creative on home interior products via her label "WOO"...

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    LET YOURSELF BE WOOED

    Goods / 01 Dec 2016

    LET YOURSELF BE WOOED

    OI MAGAZINE - "I came to Vietnam 10 years ago to work for a development center. I saw that there were a lot of talents and resources in the country, but I also saw that many people did not have access to opportunities or markets." says Saskia de Knegt...

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    DEEP LUXURY, A NEW KIND OF LUXURY BENEFITTING FROM ALL

    FEATURED / 20 Feb 2016

    DEEP LUXURY, A NEW KIND OF LUXURY BENEFITTING FROM ALL

    BLOG: SUSTAINABLY CHIC - Also known as Worlds of Opportunities, WOO is a premium lifestyle brand benefiting both the consumer and the maker - I love this concept...

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    Belgium

    GROEN GROENER GROENST!

    Press / 18 Feb 2016

    GROEN GROENER GROENST!

    JUTTU - Van aloë vera over jade tot peppermint: deze lente-musthaves krijgen van ons groen licht...

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    Netherlands

    LIFESTYLE – BLIJMAKER

    Press / 11 Jan 2016

    LIFESTYLE – BLIJMAKER

    HET PAROOL - Met de kerstboom de deur uit en alle versieringen opgeruimd, is de woonkamer opeens heel kaal. Wellicht...

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    United Kingdom

    BOLD COMFORT | INTERIORS

    Press / 15 Nov 2015

    BOLD COMFORT | INTERIORS

    HOME | SUNDAY TIMES - Something's up with the concept of cosiness this year - the goalposts have relocated from a place of tartan blankets and cable-knit cushions to more contemporary, aspirational territory...

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    Netherlands

    ‘LEDER MENS HEEFT IETS TE BIEDEN’

    Press / 07 Apr 2015

    ‘LEDER MENS HEEFT IETS TE BIEDEN’

    RVO.NL - Een bedrijf opzeten in Vietnam, daar draait Saskia de Knegt haar hand niet voor om. Contacten leggen, enthousiasme- ren, dwarsverbanden zien – dat kan ze...

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    Netherlands

    WOO | WORLDS OF OPPORTUNITIES

    Press / 11 Feb 2015

    WOO | WORLDS OF OPPORTUNITIES

    BLOG - NOT ON TUESDAY | YOUR STYLE JOURNEY - Ruim twee weken geleden waren Leonie en ik samen op de modefabriek om inspiratie op te doen voor Not on Tuesday...

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    WIN: 5 X PRACHTIGE VALENTIJNSPAKKETTEN VAN WOO

    Press / 06 Feb 2015

    WIN: 5 X PRACHTIGE VALENTIJNSPAKKETTEN VAN WOO

    FASHION SCENE - WOO is een nieuw luxe lifestyle merk wat prachtige producten op de markt brengt om van te genieten...

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    Netherlands

    ARM EN RIJK VERBINDEN

    Press / 27 Dec 2014

    ARM EN RIJK VERBINDEN

    TELEGRAAF - Mensen sterk maken, inspireren en arm en rijk verbinden. Dat zijn de drijfveren van Saskia de Knegt, oprichter van het merk Worlds of Opportunities...

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    Netherlands

    ONDERNEMER VAN DE WEEK – SASKIA DE KNEGT

    Press / 10 Dec 2014

    ONDERNEMER VAN DE WEEK – SASKIA DE KNEGT

    MARKETING TRIBUNE - We maken producten met een grote toegevoegde waarde, waar iedereen echt blij van wordt...

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    HIGH QUALITY IMPACT BRAND

    Goods / 01 Dec 2014

    HIGH QUALITY IMPACT BRAND

    SUSTAINABLENEWS.UK - WOO, short for Worlds of Opportunities is a new luxury lifestyle brand that is created as a vehicle to reduce poverty. The global brand is leading the way in sustainability and transforming...

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    Netherlands

    FEEL GOOD MET DE WOO BOTTLE CANDLE

    Press / 23 Dec 2013

    FEEL GOOD MET DE WOO BOTTLE CANDLE

    BLOG: BEAUTYNL - Twee weken geleden opende Worlds of Opportunities, kortweg WOO, haar concept store aan de hippe Van Baerlestraat in Amsterdam...

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    Netherlands

    DE GEURKAARSEN VAN WOO

    Press / 20 Dec 2013

    DE GEURKAARSEN VAN WOO

    SANTÉ - De geurkaarsen van WOO – wat staat voor Worlds of Opportunities – zijn gemaakt van hoogwaardige bijenwas in gerecyclede wodkaflessen...

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    Belgium

    GEUREN VAN INDOCHINA

    Press / 18 Dec 2013

    GEUREN VAN INDOCHINA

    KNACK WEEKEND - World of Opportunities of kortom WOO recycleert wodka- en wijnflessen en vult ze met bijenwas...

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    TOP TEN: POSITIVE PACKAGING

    Goods / 03 Dec 2013

    TOP TEN: POSITIVE PACKAGING

    POSITIVE LUXURY - This candle company packages its scented luxuries in recycled paper. WOO is also very dedicated to creating opportunities for the people involved in the manufacturing process, creating a positive socio-economic impact...

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    Netherlands

    KAARS MET KANSEN

    Press / 01 Dec 2013

    KAARS MET KANSEN

    STIJLVOL WONEN - De geurkaarsen van WOO (Worlds of Opportunities) geven vrouwen uit Indochina de kans op een beter leven...

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    Netherlands

    5 LEUKE VERHALEN VOOR JE SINT INSPIRATIE

    Press / 25 Nov 2013

    5 LEUKE VERHALEN VOOR JE SINT INSPIRATIE

    BRAND MISSION - Deze heerlijke subtiele geurkaarsen zijn gemaakt van bijenwas, gegoten in oude wodka, bier en wijnflesje...

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    WOO – A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

    FEATURED / 22 Nov 2013

    WOO – A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

    ESENSUAL LIVING - The festive season is the perfect time to highlight the extraordinary story of WOO, a luxury global lifestyle brand that is leading the way in sustainability...

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    Netherlands

    VOOR MIJN SCHOONMOEDER

    Press / 15 Nov 2013

    VOOR MIJN SCHOONMOEDER

    LIBELLE - Want zij wil liever niet ‘zomaar’ iets geven of hebben. Deze kaarsen worden in Vietnam gemaakt met parfum, bijenwas en gerecycled materiaal...

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    Germany

    LICHT & LIEBE

    Press / 05 Nov 2013

    LICHT & LIEBE

    HAPPINEZ - WOO steht für "world of opportunities" - eine Welt voller Möglichkeiten und Chancen. Die außergewöhnlichen Duftkerzen WOO durchlaufen mehrere Produktionsschritte: Alte Flaschen werden gesamelt, recycelt...

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    Netherlands

    INTERIOR: WOO. WORLDS OF OPPORTUNITIES

    Press / 01 Nov 2013

    INTERIOR: WOO. WORLDS OF OPPORTUNITIES

    BLOG: YOUR LIFESTYLE GUIDE - Elke keer als ik denk dat ik alle kaarsen wel ken, ontdek ik toch iets nieuws. Een tijdje geleden kreeg ik een mailtje van een hele aardige dame die verbonden is aan WOO...

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    Netherlands

    KAARSJE AAN

    Press / 01 Nov 2013

    KAARSJE AAN

    RED MAGAZINE - De handgemaaktte bijenwaskaarsen van WOO – Worlds of Opportunities – zijn niet alleen mooi vormgegeven, ze ruiken ook bijzonder lekker en branden verrassend lang (de kleintjes al 25 uur)...

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    Netherlands

    EEN LICHTPUNTJE

    Press / 15 Oct 2013

    EEN LICHTPUNTJE

    Een geurkaars die biologisch, ecologisch én fairtrade is? Die maakt écht het verschil...

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    Netherlands

    OM ZELFREDZAAMHEID TE STIMULEREN

    Press / 15 Oct 2013

    OM ZELFREDZAAMHEID TE STIMULEREN

    MORE THAN CLASSIC - Om zelfredzaamheid te stimuleren maakt WOO (Worlds of Opportunities) deze feelgood- geurkaarsen in samenwerking met kansarme mensen...

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    Netherlands

    GEEN LIEFDADIGHEID, LIEVER GEWOON WERK

    Press / 12 Oct 2013

    GEEN LIEFDADIGHEID, LIEVER GEWOON WERK

    ELSEVIER - Ze is een beeldschone vrouw, intelligent, energiek, moeder van vier dochters, maar het gaat hier over haar bedrijf Workds of Opportunities, daarom houden we het bij Saskia...

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    Netherlands

    WELRIEKENDE KAARSJES

    Press / 06 Oct 2013

    WELRIEKENDE KAARSJES

    STEPS - Vijk XL geurkaarsjes van WOO (tranquility, radiance, treasure, vodka lime en natural) voor 100 uren brandgenot...

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