Artisanal Shoepreneur

At Gaan, we meet different kinds of people who have growing appreciation and interest to know more about plants for various personal purposes.
For our eighth #PeopleAtGaan post, we feature creative mover Tal de Guzman. An award-winning entrepreneur and a passionate champion of local craftsmanship, she founded two creative enterprises: Risqué Designs, an ethically handcrafted footwear brand that is co-created with local artisans, and Stride Collective, an online marketplace that makes the discovery and shopping of premium, locally-made footwear easy and accessible. As a new plant enthusiast, she makes sure to only choose plants that are easy to grow and maintain.