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Who made your things?

Who made your things?

With an abundance, and even oversupply of things in this world, we at FÓLK think it's important to choose well when buying new objects for the home. The story behind each and every product is just as important as the product itself. With this in mind, FÓLK produces design objects that can support our quest for a more sustainable lifestyle and the circular economy. We make things from natural or recyclable materials, and currently we are working with wood, metals, stone and paper as raw materials for our designs.

Our new collection, The Living Objects, is created by the Icelandic designer Ólína Rögnudóttir. Her simple design highlights the beautiful variety of pure Indian marble, mined in Rajasthan and crafted by skilled artisans with advanced knowledge and a long tradition of working with this timeless material. Each piece is unique due to different patterns and formations in the stone as well as the craftsmanship in the production process.  

At FÓLK we care deeply about our supply chain and we want to make it as transparent as possible. On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people, the fashion industry came under spotlight as people were encouraged to ask brands #whomademyclothes on social media. We want to join this important movement and take it further: let’s demand greater transparency in the supply chain of things we choose for our home. Let’s ask ourselves and the stores we buy from – #whomademythings?

Smiling in the photo below are Virendar and Darshana. They are part of the skilled artisan team who make our beautiful Living Objects in India. Check out #whomademythings on Instagram and follow our story on the supply chain transparency.