I get a lot of questions about how I produce and my approach to sustainability. Which makes me happy because it means we all want to contribute to better consumption.
My attitude is that everyone can do something and since I get help with production, I also have a great responsibility for the environment and people.
I have chosen to place my production in a workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. The factory is owned by Ms. Hang, the seventh generation of ceramic producers, and her sister owns a factory that produces teapots for the Japanese market.
It is enriching and very educational to work together with talented craftsmen and also to experience what it is like to be a woman in a completely different culture. 65% of the factory's employees are women and the factory has been CSR labeled for more than 15 years. Ms Hang is constantly working to improve and refine the work environment and techniques.
Since my production is not only "locally produced" due to the difficulty of producing in Sweden, it feels important and right that I know that my production provides wages to many women which leads to their children getting education and work.
Sometimes there is time to discover Hanoi when we wait for samples to dry or burn. In the picture below I am with Hoa, the production manager in the factory who shows me Old Town. After production is finished, my order is transported by ship for about five weeks.
Sustainable products
We work in an exclusive porcelain clay that is very durable. When porcelain is fired, it contracts and becomes compact and very hard. This means that the products are both dishwashers, microwaves safe.
My vision is to design objects that have durability in both quality and design. Classic Scandinavian shapes and colors and it is also important that you can see and feel that it is hands that have created a fine craft. Products that last for generations.