• Nkuku

    Nkuku

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    PRODUCTLINE.

    At Nkuku is a sustainable and fair-trade homeware and interior brand. Create a home which fully expresses who you are through a collection of beautifully handmade pieces from all over the world. Nkuku work with artisans from all over the world to create homeware and interior accessoiries, using sustainable materials that embrace traditional craftmaking skills. Their founding values are ‘Ethical, Eco-friendly and Handmade’. These are at the heart of everything they do and are reflected in all their products. You won’t find mass-produced items in their collections.

    THE MAKER.

    14 years ago the people behind Nkuku set out on a life-changing adventure, travelling the world and coming across talented craftspeople and their beautiful work. This inspired them to do something different, so they moved to rural Devon and started working with artisans throughout the world, supporting and celebrating their skills by bringing their products to a wider audience.  They work with independent businesses, social projects and co-operatives with a focus on building strong business relationships with all of their suppliers, so that they can work together towards mutual success.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    Their name was borrowed from a hut in Zambia, where they wrote out their first business plan on the cover of a paperback. Their first order were the exquisite leather journals, which they still sell today.

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  • Liv Interior

    Liv Interior

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    The products of Liv, a sustainable lifestyle brand, are produced in an ethical manner in order to meet moral standards. Their goal is to make products from recycled materials. In addition, the team promotes working conditions that exclude child labor and discrimination, and ensures fair jobs and educational programs for their professional makers and women. In this way they try to create a clean and safe environment.

    THE MAKER.

    The Liv brand was founded in 2005 by Tina and Asad Mirza. Tina was born in Copenhagen and studied graphic design. Asad, who was born in Pakistan, has a business background. Their combined forces form the mix of styles, which is reflected in the design of all Liv products. Every six months a new collection is designed inspired by their long journeys.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    Did you know that liv is the Scandinavian word for: life?

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  • Memobottle

    Memobottle

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    Memobottle is a sustainable lifestyle brand in the form of a flat stylish water bottle available in various sizes that you can easily take with you in your bag. The purpose of Memobottle is to challenge people to think about how we as a society think about water consumption and plastic use.

    THE MAKER.

    The founders Jesse Leeworthy and Jonathan Byrt grew up in a small coastal town south of Melbourne. This is the place where they saw the devastating effect of using plastic water bottles that are used once and then dumped and find their way eventually at sea. They wanted to do something about it and this is how Memobottle was born.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    Did you know that Memobottle, together with water.org, has already provided 2,247,992 days of clean drinking water to people in need.

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  • Tranquillo

    Tranquillo

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    Tranquillo is a sustainable lifestyle brand that has grown from a small single store in Dresden to an eight store and an online store brand where almost exclusively their own lifestyle and fashion collections can be found. For their fashion collection they mainly use organic cotton and their lifestyle items are certified with the GOTS standard.

    THE MAKER.

    After opening the first store in Dresden, the founders Christian Amthor and Michael Kremerze wanted to do something different. They could not let go of the idea of producing clothing and products themselves in an environmentally responsible way. Tranquillo carefully selects their manufacturs and together they follow the road to sustainability and thus guarantees an environmentally friendly and sustainable production process and improves the working conditions on-site, the hygiene standards and a fair remuneration of the employees.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    Tranquillo was already established in 2003 and used to be a small shop in Dresden Neustadt.

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  • Wooden Amsterdam

    Wooden Amsterdam

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    Wooden Amsterdam, a sustainable brand, integrates design, technology and nature. They offer innovative wooden products that lead to and maintain a sustainable environment. All their brands are selected for superior design and quality.

    THE MAKER.

    In 2016 they founded the brand Wooden Amsterdam with a love for traditional wood craftsmanship and our city of Amsterdam. Their collection ranges from kitchenware to beautifully welded decoration pieces for home or office. They like to use the symbols of Amsterdam in their designs and have an incredible eye for detail. With the focus on sustainably produced wood, they ensure that only the best quality is used for each product. From modern maple wood, charismatic walnut to deep red Padouk from Africa, they are fascinated by the unique properties of each type of wood they use.

    DID YOU KNOW..?

    They donate 1% of their total income to Trees for All! Since 2017, they have already donated 349 trees, which is equivalent to absorbing 117 tonnes of CO2 per year.

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  • Van Verre

    Van Verre

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    Van Verre is a fairtrade interior brand with products that are authentic, handmade by sincere people and carefully selected by local producers. Powerful, colorful and inspiring products, where culture and adventure come together. Each product tells a story of centuries-old traditions and craftsmanship.

    THE MAKER.

    Suzanne Mertens, the founder of Van Verre, started her business in 2003 after being touched by the fascinating craftsmanship of Portuguese glass and thought to herself: “If I cannot find a way to sell it at home, I will find a way to sell it on the market during Queen’s Day …”. Ten years later the glasses can be found in many Dutch shops, and international ones. It started with colorful glass and pottery from the Mediterranean, and now also includes textiles, glassware and ceramics from the silk route, wool blankets and pillows from the Camino Andino, and jewelry and textiles from Timbuktu.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    Van Verre has been working with the same producers for 14 years, and has a permanent collection for 14 years. They believe in sustainable products and sustainable relationships.

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  • Retulp

    Retulp

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    The drinking bottles of the Dutch brand Retulp are made from partially recycled stainless steel. Retulp was established in 2014.

    THE MAKER.

    The plastic soup pollutes our oceans and needs to be tackled at the source and thus the use of plastic bottles should be reduced. Reusable drinking bottles are a great alternative. Make a reusable drinking bottle that is attractive will abandon the consumers habit of purchasing disposable bottles. Retulp was established in 2014 to carry out this mission. By using Retulp water bottles, thermo cups or bio water bottles you ensure that the enormous pile of plastic waste does not get bigger.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    When purchasing a Retulp bottle you are making sure that someone else is able to drink water elsewhere in the world. In 2017, Retulp ensured that 12 million liters of clean drinking water was donated to people in Africa and Indonesia. In 2018 no less than 14 million liters and in 2019 we will go for the 19 million liters of water. The donations are invested under the control of Aqua for All in water projects carried out by: Amref Flying Doctors, The Red Cross, Simavi and World Vision.

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  • Kinta

    Kinta

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    Kinta, a fairtrade interior brand, manages to develop new interior items every season in collaboration with the local population in Africa and Asia. Two product lines in the spotlight: Acacia wood is a non-native type of hardwood that is common in the Philippines. It is beautiful wood with a warm color, and it is sustainable: the trees grow quickly and a new tree is planted for every tree that has been harvested. Capiz is a flat, oyster-like shell that occurs in large quantities in the waters around the Philippine islands. The shell lets in a lot of light. This makes Capiz an ideal basic material for the artistic collection of handmade lamps, photo frames, jewelry and other home accessories.

    THE MAKER.

    Kinta is a Dutch importer of interior decorations from Africa and the Philippines. This involves much more than “one-sided” trade. The Kinta collection is the result of a unique symbiosis of local products and western designs. All items are manufactured in a sustainable manner, with a great eye for natural materials and the local situation.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    In the Spanish colonial era the Capiz shells were mainly used for windows in houses due to their light-transmitting nature.

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  • The Twinning Company

    The Twinning Company

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    The items of fair-trade brand Twinning Company are functional and decorative, made from natural materials and carefully produced. You can be certain that at Twinning Company no child labor is involved. And that the makers have received a fair income for their creations. We trade without intermediaries, so directly with the producers on site. In addition, we also share our knowledge to the makers, so that they can respond better to the Western market. This approach improves their entrepreneurship and standard of living.

    THE MAKER.

    Twinning Company is an importer and wholesaler of many handmade and authentic products. Their collection consists of a wide selection of earthenware, olive wood and tableware items, which perfectly matches the style of today’s Western European consumers. We provide wholesalers and retailers with sustainably manufactured products which are all according to strict fair trade principles.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    Twinning Company has a permanent showroom in Culemborg, centrally located in the Netherlands.

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  • Dopper

    Dopper

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    At Dopper, a Dutch sustainable brand,  they have a dream: clean water. In every ocean, and from every tap. Water is an absolute necessity for all life on earth, yet every year 8 billion kilos of plastic ends up in our oceans (not cool). To turn the tide, they developed sustainable design water bottles for tap water, donated 5% of sales to the Dopper Foundation and supported water projects worldwide. Save the world in style with this durable water bottle. Every Dopper sold leads to less plastic waste in the oceans and more clean drinking water in places where it is mostly needed.

    THE MAKER.

    The Dopper bottle is made of PP and the white cup of ABS. That probably doesn’t mean anything to you, but luckily it does to us! Because Dopper has specially chosen these materials because they are 100% recyclable and free from harmful substances and toxic plasticizers. That makes the Dopper completely BPA free. It is not only a sustainable product, our bottle is also Dutch Design. Our Dopper range consists of more than water bottles in all colors.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    You save the world with every Dopper. How? By drinking water from your Dopper, you are on average using 40 fewer disposable bottles per person per year.

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  • Stadsplank

    Stadsplank

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    The Stadsplank is a sustainable lifestyle brand and stands for sustainable reuse of material that is already available in the city. Each cuttingboard contains a QR code with which you can find out the street name and dates when the tree was living

    THE MAKER.

    Furniture design company GewoonHout finds the burning and shredding of old trees in Amsterdam – as it happens now – a waste of good wood. This is how Stadsplank was born; bread and cutting boards of fallen or old city trees.

    DID YOU KNOW…?

    The owner of GewoonHout, Tom, is a neighbor of Het Faire Oosten!

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