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Archive for March, 2008

factory visit: 1

We visited a factory in South England. They have fantastic traditional products, mainly used in workshop environment, also tools are sold through Iron mongaries and tool marchants.

They are consious about environmental issues, numbers of their materials are FSC certified. They are good people, have spirits of craftsmanship, taking care of material waste and naturally reduce packaging.

We though they are ideal co-operator for our products, but there is a big problem – cost. Getting good material, running facilities, paying their craftspeople, transporting goods and managins company is very costly activities. In the end, we have to give up working with them, because the cost of our products never matches our price target.

This is, in fact, key issue of how Design is located in the existing market, as well as acheving some level of sustainability in it.