sustainability

Environment & Man

To reduce our future footprint on the planet, we must all help each other to take responsibility for our part. For us at Nordlys, this means that people and the environment are always in focus and form the basis for how we act.

Together we can make a difference

Nordlys is a small company and a small cog in a large machinery. But through our active choices and you, our customers, we still believe we can be involved and contribute to a sustainable future. We are constantly trying to improve and carefully consider all our choices based on sustainability, such as our choices of production, materials, shipping, marketing and production methods.

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Past meets future

To find the balance in interaction with nature, we must both preserve old ways of life and ways of thinking, as well as renew and make room for old wisdom.
We believe in a future where old traditions, materials and knowledge are combined with innovative thinking and modern technology, to achieve society's need for long-term and sustainability.

One of our goals is to make crafts
available to everyone, so therefore the production cost in relation to e.g. transport emissions are also an important issue for us. Our goal of having all production as close to us as possible is weighed against the opportunities to support vulnerable groups and to help preserve crafts and traditions. A large part of our production today takes place in India and Nepal, countries with both great poverty but also extremely rich in culture, traditions and above all craftsmanship.

Personal meetings

We personally travel around the countryside of India and Nepal to find the craftsmen we work with. Something we started with over 15 years ago. If we can, we always choose to collaborate with small craft companies or through organizations that support women and other vulnerable groups. Through direct, personal contacts, we ensure that the craftsmen receive real wages and influence so that their work environment and opportunities are constantly improved.