This is a lovely story regarding how a young man started his business. Wouter Hinssen was searching for a special birthday gift for his girlfriend, when he stumbled upon an image of a folded book. He then gave himself a mission to create such a book for her birthday. How romantic is that?
After a few weeks he figured out a method to create patterns and folded these patterns into a book. He then got really into it and received a lot of positive remarks from people that he knew, also from his girlfriend, who was absolutely psyched about the folded book.
He then decided to share his newfound hobby with the rest of the world. He created his own website and a few weeks later opened his Etsy-shop. The reason why he is not only selling folded book art but also the patterns is that he wanted other people to experience the thrill it will give them when they create their own folded book.
Wouter on Face Book