ZOdIEZiJN Foundation is a nationally independent foundation that links design and commerce to daytime activities for people with a (mental) disability. They believe that every person has value for society and should get appreciation for their work. This will help them grow as a person and making meaningful products is the basis for this. The makers behind ZOdIEZijn create original and inspiring must-haves with a-brand status.
The makers of Zodiezijn have a (mental) disability. The equipment and knowledge of traditional techniques are available for day care in a care institutions. Products are made from sustainable materials such as clay and paper. These Dutch designers have taken up the challenge to develop products to their standard of design under the condition that they can be produced with simple actions. The individual characteristics of the products let you know that it has been created with heart and soul.
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The profits from Zodiezijn are used for the development of expertise and investments in daytime care projects.
Jolien and Joachim from Studio Flash are real self-taught artists who exchanged their career as a sociologist and photographer for a more hands-on maker’s life. Everything just happens in their own house, between the soup, the fries and kids (literally because their desk is also the nursery). With their story of daring and doing they want to inspire others to also experience the manufacturability of the world.
The Studio Flash letterpress cards are made with age-old letterpress techniques in the garage of a family somewhere in a small town in Flanders. So right from the makers to you. The colors are mixed by hand and everything is printed with a very labor-intensive process, so that each card is a bit different from the rest. Your unique piece of art!
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Did you know that the Studio Flash cards can also be found in Alaska? A nice local shop contacted them via Instagram and since then a packet of letterpress cards has been sent to Alaska.