“At times of upheaval, when things rupture, it opens your eyes to the fact that you can affect change, that change is possible,” says Pia Fehrm, founder of Pipol’s Bazaar. She had two small children and was newly separated when, ten years ago, she decided to leave her job as a business developer to start a design brand. Pipol’s Bazaar was in part a response to a gap in the market for a type of product she kept looking for but could not find, but also an outlet for a desire to work with colour and design. “My mother, who is now an artist, worked as a buyer and I grew up watching her work with colour swatches,” Fehrm recalls.