"Norwegian Made is a company founded by Marit Saxegaard and Cathrine Wefall in 2013.
Norwegian Made appreciates the values & qualities of the authentic norwegian made products.
We want to enhance this tradition and show it in its contemporary frame. Norwegian Made is all about the story. We invite you backstage into the makers workshops and show you the process behind the norwegian made products. We want you to feel the touch of quality materials under your fingertips and the dust in your nose when the carpenter works his saw.
We in Norwegian Made belive that quality products made to last are good for us.
We seek a revival of old values, where time is slower, and people and the joy of living - not material goods - are in focus."
Their value statement/ethos are music to my ears and i am wholeheartedly wishing Norwegian Made the very best of luck with their wonderful and important work.
"The philosophy behind Norwegian Made (NM) is to enhance the traditional norwegian quality handcrafted goods and the skills passed down from generation to generation. NM wishes to restore the dignity of the hard earned, man made product.
The company will work actively to augment consciousness concerning mass consumption, quality and local production. We wish to help smaller, independent companies to find the way to a bigger, international marked, and thus secure the livelihood of all the norwegian makers.
Handcraft and skill based production is founded on a deep knowledge of processes and materials. This is knowledge acquired through centuries that is at risk of being lost because of the western society's turning towards an ever more intellectualized work life and because of the outsourcing of production to low-cost countries where workers have little protection and often work under bad conditions. We want to take an active part to turn this trend.
Norwegian Made wishes to raise consumer conciousness to quality, to laborer rights and to local production in an environmental perspective. Good quality will often imply sensible use of the world's resources and sustainable development, at the same time as the valuable immaterial culture is being honored and kept alive."
Later this fall Norwegian Made will open their own web shop (and yes they will ship worldwide)! Keep updated, and get inspired, through their instagram, website and facebook.
All pictures in this post are Norwegian Mades own.