In the Nordics and in Norway, sustainability has been a part of the core for generations. The people living here have a built in mindset from birth to care for nature, to pay people the same amount of money regardless of gender and to build things that last.
As a curator of Norwegian design, Nordfolks is constantly driving attention to design built to last, made in safe work environments by people who are paid a viable salary.
Below we have listed some of the measures we have done to drive sustainability in Nordfolks and our partners:
Quality and Durability
The products we carry are built to last. Often meticulously crafted by hand, based on tradition and history with functional design that holds.
When things, for some reason, break or need to be fixed, it’s reassuring to know that there’s always a spare part or a new cover to replace the old one. This way you don’t need to replace the entire furniture. This also ensures that the product can last for generations. Better for the environment, cheaper for you!
The products we curate has a high focus on using honest materials, which means materials in their most honest form, rather than mimic something new. Both designers and manufacturers keeps this value at heart and mind when developing the products.
We often see our products in retro versions, resurface in new and modern homes. The timeless design makes the products ageless and appealing to new and younger generations. The furniture becomes a natural part of a home, enabling families and individuals to keep the old one instead of buying something new.
Nordfolks is founded, run and operated by women.
Made in Norway
A large part of our products are produced in Norway. This means that a small fjord village in the outskirts of Norway is able to stay alive and provide jobs for its small group of inhabitants. It is also contributing to keeping the vast Norwegian design history and traditions alive for generations to come. In a sustainability perspective, using product parts and materials that are close to the production, makes the climate footprint as low as possible in the end of the value chain. This is extra important to us, since it might be a bit of travel for the products to reach your homes, as in all retail.
Although we do these measures to drive sustainability, we know that one is never 100% sustainable. Therefore, we will continue to work towards a more sustainable future constantly.