Did you have any other challenges?
“It was also a challenge to convince the talented craftsmen that for KNIXHULT we thought what was previously seen as waste was something beautiful, that even the ‘ugly’ parts were worth keeping,” says Emma.
With that message more than 600 Vietnamese weavers were trained for making KNIXHULT lamps. The weavers are spread out in the northern part of the country, and it took almost half a year to train them all.
It’s not only the reduced bamboo waste Anna and Emma are pleased about. The shade part is stackable and the use of plastic is reduced to a few plastic bags to hold lamp components, which makes the transportation and packaging more sustainable.
“We are also very happy with that the whole lamp is really easy to sort after end of life time and that we don’t use any metal or plastic except for what is in the lighting components,” says Anna.