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How I got here : Alexandra Morrow

 

Growing up with itchy feet in a tiny village in eastern Germany I always hoped I will travel the world and live in lots of different places. My international journey started when I decided to move to Dublin, Ireland, at the age of 23 to learn English. Fast forward 20 years and I have added London, Auckland, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo to the list. I met my husband, who is from New Zealand, in London and we are on this exciting journey together.

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My professional background is banking/finance, but because we keep moving I had the chance to reinvent myself many times. I have worked for a hedge fund company, been a translator, a writer, an accountant and an Executive Director of a foreign Chamber of Commerce just to name a few.

All along the desire to start my own business kept growing and I mulled over my ideas for quite a while before taking the step out into the spotlight.

I joined FEW not long after I arrived in Tokyo and I have never looked back. Meeting creative and entrepreneurial women from all corners of the globe gave me the confidence to start my own venture.

Turquoise Port is a combination of my love of travel and interior design. I import home decor, art and accessories from a number of southeast Asian countries as well as India. All of my products are handmade, in quite a few cases I know the artisan personally. Having lived in Thailand and Malaysia I came to appreciate artisanal craftsmanship. I focus on products with modern designs made using traditional methods.

Whilst being an entrepreneur, especially in a country where I don’t speak the language, is hard work, it is not impossible. Turquoise Port will soon be one year old and I am loving every single minute of my journey.

 

Find out more about Alex’s Turquoise Port at

Website: turquoiseport.com

Instagram: turquoiseport

Facebook: turquoise port

 

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