About Pig & Hen

Pig & Hen is a bold and refined brand producing handmade bracelets in Amsterdam for men, capitalizing on a unique and authentic brand story. Strong, unique and sustainable.

Est. 2013

In 2013 Pig & Hen was founded by two friends from Amsterdam; Dominic Bakker & Rutger Versluis, both with a unique interest in fashion and sailing. Later Thomas van der Kallen and Stefan Textor joined the team as co-owners.

With a unique product and a compelling brand story we are rapidly taking over the world. Our products are sold in over 50 countries through our online store, our flagship store in Amsterdam, fashion stores, jewelry stores, department stores and concept stores.

Our Lucky Name

In the early 1600s, Dutch explorers set sail to unknown parts of the world, eventually boasting the largest naval fleet on Earth. With some serious sea legs, they discovered new lands and ways of life – all the while overcoming oceans of obstacles along the way.

To protect themselves from bad luck, mariners inked tattoos of a pig and a hen on their feet because crates of pigs and hens were oftentimes the only items left floating after a shipwreck.

The sailors believed a pig and hen tattoo would help them not only survive the strongest of storms, but also allow them to float back safely to their beloved homeland.

Handmade in Amsterdam

Not just a fancy slogan. Our team is working day after day creating your Pig & Hen goods: all by hand, all with the greatest care and eye for detail, all here in Amsterdam.

Besides our trademark ship rope and stainless-steel shackles, it’s mainly laughter, good music and about ten pairs of skilled hands, with very diverse backgrounds, that are the main tools and materials we create our products with. “It’s a group of friends, that’s what working here feels like,” says production manager Nicky. It’s an atmosphere that’s pretty unique.”



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