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Our Ethos

Collective-Stories was founded with a passion for uniting thoughtful design and ethical craftsmanship.  We work with master artisans around the world to celebrate their crafts and create timeless quality homeware.


"Everything we do, we want to do
with a positive impact and a sense of purpose" 

Guatemalan artisans making natural dye

We connect with artisans to develop relationships based on transparency and Fair Trade principles. Our collaboration enables the artisans to access sustainable employment, which builds a foundation for continued development, better living standards and help preserve local culture and traditional craft.

Preserving the natural environment is deeply rooted in the ethos of the cooperatives we work with and they ensure that the raw materials are sustainable.

We work with natural materials such as cotton, wool and buri to create our products. Where possible we use natural dye for minimal environmental impact.  

Guatemalan artisans touching raw cotton
Guatemalan artisan backstrap weaving a textile

We produce slowly small handmade batches, which enable us to pay attention to details, materials and processes in order to make products that are made to last.

We create simple yet sophisticated homeware mixing archaic techniques with modern aesthetic to create new essentials which will age beautifully.

"Showing traditional crafts in a new light by designing quality products and producing them in a sustainable and ethical way, is the reason we created Collective-Stories"

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