Materials


MATERIALS

We are using nature-based materials with minimal ecological impact.


Leather

Elk leather is from Finland. Wild living elks are hunted during limited period of time based on government issued quota to control the animal population and to maintain balanced eco-system. Elks are hunted for the meat and the skin is by-product that has long been over looked and mostly thrown away as waste.

Reindeer leather is from Finland. Reindeer herding is traditional way of life in North- and North-East of Finland. Freely moving reindeers are kept for the meat. The skin is a valued by-product of food processing.


100% Finnish lamb wool, knitted

The wellbeing of Finnish animals is secured through legislation and is monitored continuously. Finnsheep is genetically closer to the wild sheep than most of the domestic European sheep breeds. Sheep breading is naturally very ecological and provides the animal with an opportunity for circumstances and life typical for the species in nature. When using 100% combed Finnish lamb wool, our production can be tracked down all the way from the farmhouse to the finished product. Finnish lamb wool is also an example of using recourses wiser: approximately 80% of Finnish Lamb wool is thrown away as a waste

The wool is obtained from Finnsheep breed is known for its quality. By combining the knowledge of local spinners, weavers and designers we renewed this traditional material into fine and versatile combed wool, which has many attractive attributes:
-As being non-treated material it is has very delicate and natural hand feel and beautiful natural shades from white to greyish black and brown
- The Finnish lambwool yarn we use has 3% of lanoline left in it, which makes it extra soft and gentle to the skin (by default the wool industry chemically extracts lanoline from the wool and sells it forward for the cosmetic industry)
-Finnish lamb wool is used almost year around in the variable climate conditions of the North, so it has water repellent properties too.


100% wool, handmade felt

Wool used for hand made felt is from Finland. Finnish lambs wool has a neutral colour scale from white to greyish black. Material is used un-dyed in its natural colours. The material is organic. In the manual wet felting process the wool fibres are fastened together by hand with hooked needles, water, abrasion and pressure. Material has the warm and soft hand feel as well as handprint of the artisan. Each product made by this method is unique.


100% wool, felt

Wool used for felt is carefully selected merino wool (mulesing-free) from Spain, Portugal and South Africa. In the wet felting process the pre-felt is manually compressed with water, abrasion and pressure. Material has the warm and soft hand feel. Each product made by this method is unique.


100% wool felt, industrially processed

Wool used for felt is carefully selected merino wool (mulesing-free) from Spain, Portugal and South Africa. In industrial wet felt process the wool fibres are fastened together with hooked needles, water, abrasion and pressure by the machine. The material has a warm, but vigorous hand feel.


Natural linen

Linen we used is undyed natural linen.


Organic cotton

The warp of knitting loom we used is organic cotton which has GOTS-certificate (Global Organic Textile Standard).


Merinowool

Merinowool we use is mulesing free quality from Italy.


Inner pillows

Inner pillows used in cushions are made of recycled (98%) PET bottles. The made wadding is allergic free.


Packing materials

We try to minimize the packing waste and we are not using plastic at all in our packing. Bonden products are packed to user-friendly bags made of renewable wood fibre from Finland.