Sebastian Kaufmann

Sebastian Kaufmann

Sebastian grew up in Germany with an interest in the outdoors, design, science, art, film, cooking, architecture, free climbing, snowboarding and surfing. He founded Kaufmann Mercantile after working for ten years in the production of film and music videos – the last seven of those in Los Angeles. He also lived in Spain and Australia.

STORIES BY Sebastian Kaufmann

ReadThe History of Natural Rubber

The History of Natural Rubber

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Rubber seems like a modern product, but indigenous people of the Amazon have

ReadIntroducing Kaufmann

Introducing Kaufmann

by Sebastian Kaufmann

The idea for Kaufmann Mercantile was sparked when a plastic stapler appeared on my desk

ReadOn Life, Well Lived

On Life, Well Lived

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Fall is here, and I’m carrying over a sense of summer into the new season. There’s

ReadHappy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Dear Earth, six years ago, I launched Kaufmann Mercantile when a flimsy plastic

Read5 Things I’ve Learned

5 Things I’ve Learned

by Sebastian Kaufmann

When you turn half a decade, you take stock (and a deep breath). All the triumphs! All the

ReadOur Very First Customer

Our Very First Customer

by Sebastian Kaufmann

While prepping for KM’s fifth birthday, I went back into our system to find the very first

ReadOur New Customer Accounts

Our New Customer Accounts

by Sebastian Kaufmann

We’re launching customer accounts today! For all you frequent and loyal shoppers, this will

ReadRinging in the New Year

Ringing in the New Year

by Sebastian Kaufmann

In 2013, we invested considerable time and resources into revamping our website and

ReadThe More Things Change…

The More Things Change…

by Sebastian Kaufmann

As a young and fast growing company, change is part of the everyday here at KM while at