I love it when brands get on board with reusing and recycling. Making something out of a waste product, surely is something all brands should be aiming for. It makes buying new items an easier choice, right? Meet, Mater. A conscious and ethical Danish brand who have a strong design philosophy and great emphasis on craftsmanship.
This is something I can really get behind. Good quality craftsmanship and low environmental impact. Why would I want to buy something made in China?
Designed for both commercial and residential use, Mater strive to minimise impact on society, by following ethical and sustainable criteria by creating products that will both stand the test of time and inspire the consumer to cherish and savour them.
“Mater means ‘mother’ in Latin. The name is the daily reminder of our small contribution to preventing the challenges ‘mother earth’ faces. Design influences how we as humans live our lives; it shapes values, culture and society. Unfortunately, we are increasingly aware that the choices made during design processes often have environmental consequences. However, as a manufacturer, we have the opportunity to rethink dubious practices and create ethical and sustainable design that minimises adverse social and environmental impacts.” – Henrik Marstrand, CEO & Founder
The Ocean Collection is a re-imagined table and chair collection (originally designed in 1955) in ocean waste plastic, combining innovative solutions to prevent pollution of the world’s oceans. The series is characterised by its light structure with repeated slats and metal frames, made and tested for outdoor use.
It really appeals to me that Mater are putting sustainability at the heart of everything they do. And anything that can help reduce the plastic in the oceans, has to be a good thing right?
Now pass the pimms, I’ve got some serious garden lounging to do….
Collaboration Note: This post was in no way paid for or sponsored. All words and opinions are my own.
Images – are courtesy of Mater.