SPECIAL & FAIR

Frans Noordhuis & Nicoline Wrisberg

Kinta is a supplier of special interior products from Kenya, the Philippines and Vietnam. ‘For twenty-five years we have been supplying high quality products in a sustainable and socially responsible way. Such as wooden utensils for on the table, in the kitchen and the interior in general. Wherever possible our products are made from recycled materials and they are developed and produced in full cooperation with local suppliers. All contributors are paid fairly for their work. We visit our producers a few times every year to keep cooperation up-to-date.’

DESIGN IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR KINTA, BUT NOT AT ANY PRICE.

Nicoline Wrisberg (owner and product developer Kinta, Copenhagen 1961):

‘First of all we want to put beautiful and special products on the market. Design is very important for us. But not at any price! It must appeal to everyone. We work only with local suppliers whom we pay fairly for their work and with whom we also make agreements about good working conditions.’

 

Frans Noordhuis (founder and owner Kinta, The Hague, 1955):

It has already been a quarter of a century ago that I have decided to start producing in a durable way, based on the idea of fair trade. I am very pleased that the market for our type of products keeps growing. We are bound to see some happy faces in the countries in which we produce.’