Folk Ark Directory

Folk Ark Decor

Restful Minimalism, Natural Dining & Jungalow Living

This is a series in which three globally inspired interiors are matched as closely as possible to products available via the Folk Ark Directory; it is designed to steer home decorators towards the look they want, without sacrificing the quality and integrity we should all demand. 

The internet is a wonderful thing, and has made many, many tasks easier — like decorating your house. Now you can pore over millions of inspirational images, search thousands of stores for the items you want, and have them sent right to your door.

So if your style corresponds exactly to that of a major online retailer then pop the champagne and wait for delivery. But for those of us who burn out after trawling the 300th online store or Google search result page for exactly that rug we saw in exactly that perfectly arranged Moroccan living room in World of Interiors but with a lighter price tag and assurance of authenticity, this series is for you. Because even if you do find that rug, where did it come from? Who made it and how, and was their pay commensurate to your enjoyment? It is hoped that such questions will one day be redundant, and to that end, Folk Ark has done the research so you have more time to relax in your perfectly arranged living room. Enjoy!

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IMAGE BY JUTE INTERIORS

IMAGE BY JUTE INTERIORS

IMAGE BY JUSTINA BLAKENEY, FROM HER BOOK THE NEW BOHEMIANS

IMAGE BY JUSTINA BLAKENEY, FROM HER BOOK THE NEW BOHEMIANS

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The Folk Ark Directory is go!

I'm very pleased to announce that the Directory is live! After a long summer of preparation it kicks off with 20 fantastic companies and organisations listed, taking in a vast range of crafts and regions.

The internet has created connections between producers and consumers who would never otherwise have crossed paths. While this is a beautiful thing, as an online punter it can be difficult both to find producers of quality artisan crafts and to have confidence that your purchases are produced fairly, authentically and sustainably. The aim of the Directory is to help consumers to find and buy beautiful artisan-made goods with ease and confidence. 

Folk Ark's emphasis is on enterprises offering products that find new applications for traditional folk craft and artisan skills, and of course trade these products fairly. Some companies listed are the originators of their goods, some work in partnership with artisans to design their range, while others source directly.

So, have a browse around the world! Companies will continue to be added so if you know of or run an enterprise you think is a good fit, please get in touch.