Our collaborators and contributors deliver high quality, locally-sourced products and services. All have a strict awareness of environmental impact and strive to reduce risk of pollution, waste and use of hazardous materials.
Telespinn was founded by Bjørg Solheim, who initially kept mohair goats to help cultivate neglected farmland. To avoid shipping the wool worldwide for treatment, she set up a small scale, sustainably anchored spinning facility. Telespinn now employs a handful of skilled workers, and is involved in a variety of research within energy efficient production and fiber refinement.
Rett & Vrang
Down the road from Telespinn lies the adventurous and colorful workshop of Rett & Vrang. Hidden in the basement of a seemingly ordinary, Norwegian rural house, the workshop boasts everything from various knitting machines, to tons of yarn on cones with a separate washing and damp treatment laboratory of sorts. We are delighted to have Rett & Vrang on board with us.
'So much soul, in such a small object!' is master maker Jens Dyvik's verdict of our button making escapades. Fellesverkstedet, a so-called Fab-Lab (Fabrication Laboratory), has been instrumental in bringing our 3D-models to life. Shared workshop facilities allow for a wide range of users to physically explore their ideas, all while keeping a strong focus on knowledge sharing.
Our in-house designed buttons are milled in Norwegian wild pine, slow-grown in the heart of Jotunheimen. All forestry is certified by Mjøsen and executed to WWF (Levende Skog) standard.
Grønn Emballasje provide us with packaging made from clean, recycled cardboard. All packaging is fine-tuned to avoid excess material, while heat embossing provides a chemical free imprint.
Leather detailing is provided by Granberg Garveri, Norway’s last remaining tannery. The leather is vegetable tanned using traditional methods and sourced from Norwegian livestock.