We work with designers, craftsmen and suppliers in many different countries, and we carefully select partners who are as ambitious as ourselves when it comes to responsible production. And we only use manufacturers where employees work under conditions that, as a minimum, live up to the country’s minimum requirements and internationally applicable rules, and where the manufacturer works to continuously improve. Below you can meet some of our talented partners.
We are a member of amfori BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), which bases its work on a common Code of Conduct. The amfori BSCI Code of Conduct contains 11 principles, such as the prohibition of child labour, forced labour, corruption and discrimination, and has requirements to ensure working conditions and employees’ rights to set up trade unions.
Italian Italsed creates many of our designs, including the Kite and Apelle dining chairs, and is one of Italy’s most respected chair manufacturers. Since 1983, they have created wooden chairs of the finest quality, in exclusively FSC®-certified wood and with water-based lacquer – and since 2021, production has been powered by 100% solar energy. The factory is located in Udine, an area known in Italy as the Chair District, where chairs have been produced since the 1800s.
Care & Fair
We are members of the Care & Fair organisation. This is an initiative founded in 1994 to support local weavers, particularly in India and Nepal. It ensures that traditional millennium-old craftsmanship lives on but with the provision of responsible working conditions and access to schooling and medical care for the weavers and their families. And all our handwoven rugs carry the Care & Fair label – as well as being of the finest, handmade quality.