I am happy to introduce myself because I think it is important to see who is behind the CAVALLIN brand and how everything started. My name is Nicole Schreiter and I am a trained nurse with passion and still work part-time in the acute hospital of the private clinic Hirslanden. As a single mother of two children (born 2013/2016), I need a good balance to my sometimes chaotic and hectic everyday life in the hospital and at home. I never run out of ideas in my head. Creativity is my balance. I've never been bored. The love for distant countries, cultures and people brought me around the world with my own Landcruiser from 2012 to 2015. I was always interested in the handicrafts of various ethnic groups and let myself be taught and inspired. Making jewelery out of horse hair for my customers and conjuring up a UNIKAT enriches me a lot, of course I pay attention to sustainability and accuracy. I love to make the individual horse hair jewelry and to put a smile on people's faces. For me there is nothing more beautiful than to see a smile.
About our brand
When Nicole fulfilled her long-awaited dream of owning a horse in 2008, she came into contact with the art of braiding and hitch by chance. She completed various courses and worked her way carefully and conscientiously into this old tradition. She made tail hair ornaments and hitched bridles with her own hands. The effort was enormous. The motivation increased to make this art more popular in Wolfhausen ZH, Switzerland.
In 2012 the volume of orders increased and so Nicole taught her younger sister Nadine the craft of creating a piece of jewelry using horse hair and leather. This led to the name NiNAS.HorsehairUnique - (Nicole) (NAdine) (S).
What began in 2008 with a vision, a lot of passion and commitment on the part of the founder Nicole Schreiter has developed into a successful jewelry company over time. Nicole continues to produce horse hair jewelery under the new name CAVALLIN and has thus developed into her own brand.