Ilse Jacobsen Hornbæk designs, produces, and sells a wide range of womenswear and footwear with special expertise in rubber boots and waterproof clothing. The brand also includes flower shops and a line of spa and beauty products. All products designed by Ilse Jacobsen are inspired by the idyllic seaside summer village of Hornbæk, Denmark.
ILSE JACOBSEN, FOUNDER:
“Our signature style is blending nature and leisure with relaxed finesse and soft elegance expressing easy living. Our collections reflect the Scandinavian lifestyle and I believe that the reason behind the popularity is that our designs are very uncomplicated and simple but still smart.”
WORKING WITH VOLUNTAS
“Voluntas Investments offers strategic thinking within important areas such as corporate finance, market development, branding, and innovation, and has a unique ability to focus on the long term objective within our core business as well as meaningfulness, diversity, and sustainability. Their knowledge supports us in investing our resources, both in terms of capital and talent, in those areas where we can create a positive impact.”
ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS
“Believe in your initial idea and think it through thoroughly. It is very important to be strategic but you will never succeed if you do not believe in your own idea. Also, it is important to believe in your own ability to succeed. I always say; If you can fly to the moon and back, everything is possible. It is just a matter of how creative you are.”