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Josefina Nelimarkka - Interdisciplinary Artist

Josefina Nelimarkka - Interdisciplinary Artist

Hi Josefina, Lovely to spend a moment with you. Could you tell us a bit about you as a person and as an artist? I am an aesthetic mind who finds it difficult to distinguish art and life. I am attracted to subtle and soft ideas – and all kinds of clouds. I become enthusiastic easily so I always end up working with many subjects, materials and questions at the same time. In my studio, everything is interconnected. Your current artwork explores climate change. Could you tell us a bit more about this very interesting work you do? I work...

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Sustainability and Circularity as the Core of a Brand - Naku Jewellery

Sustainability and Circularity as the Core of a Brand - Naku Jewellery

We had a chance to chat with Mikaela Lindfors, co-founder of Finnish jewellery brand Naku. Dive into read about Naku, their sustainability approach and Mikaela’s tips to sustainable lifestyle. How would you present Naku in one-to-three sentences to anyone who isn't acquainted with the brand yet? Naku is a jewellery brand from Helsinki, with responsibility at the core of all its operations. Almost all of our jewelleries are made from recycled materials and are made by hand in Finland. We believe that there is already enough stuff in the world and we don't want stuff to be produced for our...

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Florence Kennedy - PETALON FLOWERS

Florence Kennedy - PETALON FLOWERS

Hi Florence! Thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your environment friendly flower company Petalon. Could you tell a little bit about Petalon and how it got started? Petalon was born in East London shortly after my husband James began his bicycle manufacturing business. When James needed to send a bunch of flowers one day, we both realised there wasn’t much choice if you wanted to send something beautiful and original for a reasonable price. Surrounded by James’s bicycles, we had an idea for a better kind of flower delivery. Petalon was born, with the aim of offering beautiful...

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Anette Cantagallo - Director of Design and Sustainability

Anette Cantagallo - Director of Design and Sustainability

Could you please introduce yourself and what you do in your own words?  Firstly, it is a delight to join ASK SCANDINAVIA as the Director of Design and Sustainability and to start working with this exciting global team and product! My journey began on a small island in Sweden, Gotland. I grew up in the countryside, where from an early age, my dreams and love of nature were cultivated. Then, during my late teenage years, I left the land of horses and organic vegetable gardens for the big city of Stockholm to pursue my curiosity for fashion and design. I was...

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PLANT LEATHER COLLECTION

PLANT LEATHER COLLECTION

Introducing our new plant leather collection - made from cactus Here at ASK Scandinavia, our purpose and promise is to be a conscious brand you can trust, a brand that acts with environmental responsibility. After launching our Ocean Collection, made from fishnets collected from the sea, we set our focus on our biggest challenge yet; sustainable vegan leather.  We are now proud to present our new plant leather collection made from cactus that is 100% organically grown with rain water and earth minerals. Desserto® is the world's first highly sustainable and environmentally friendly organic material made of Nopal cactus, also...

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ASK Scandinavia x Arkive Ateliér

ASK Scandinavia x Arkive Ateliér

First off, would you mind introducing yourselves and how you came about starting Arkive Ateliér? Hi! We are Maria and Jenna. We have both worked within garment field for several years – Maria mostly with design and Jenna with sales and marketing so we had a wide understanding of the clothing industry – and also it´s problems when it comes to environmental and ethical issues. We saw how many companies were doing great job by for example paying attention to sustainable materials, durability and timelessness of their selection and how the whole industry was (baby steps) moving to more sustainable...

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