MAiK was founded with the ambition to offer beautiful pieces that have been made both ethically and responsibly. We have worked hard to find makers that share our values. 

 

Placemats and Coasters 

Run by a two generation family team, this English company are committed to producing high quality products from sustainably sourced materials. They pride themselves on using a sustainable Eucalyptus board base, as opposed to a powdered melamine formula.

 

Socks 

Based in the heartlands of France, this family run business has been making socks and hosiery for three generations. They only use certified OEKO-TEX® cotton; a label that guarantees the absence of harmful substances to protect your health and the environment.

 

Cushions and Pouches 

FabricWorks is a social organisation that creates employment for women. The FabricWorks training programme gives opportunities to local women, from a variety of backgrounds and skills levels, to take part in textile design and production courses.

They provide a welcoming space for local unemployed women to meet, learn, gain support and seek advice. These courses have a direct impact on benefitting local communities in East London and beyond.

 

Tea Towels

Founded in 1975 this family company is now being run by the second generation, a brother and sister team. The company was started with a view to helping provide employment to people with disabilities whenever possible.

They also focus on making the production process as low impact and safe as possible and so they specialise in using water-based inks, which, although more difficult to use, have virtually no impact on the environment. 

 

Trays 

Operating for over 30 years this Swedish outfit is family run and their aim is to have minimal impact on the environment. The production process does not use any water or solvents and all the wood used comes either from FSC- or PEFC-certified suppliers i.e. from forests that are cultivated responsibly and with a long-term view.

 

Our Studio

It would be ironic if our values were not carried through to our studio but we are proud to tell you that they are. We use the minimal amount of paper we can and 90% of what we use is recycled paper which we then recycle!

 

Our Packaging

We do not use any plastic packaging! We have strived to make sure that every bit can be recycled, even our tape is paper!  Our protective loose fill is a natural packaging material which is 100% biodegradable and fully compostable - it might not be the prettiest but we wouldn't use anything else.