Finding sustainable style in Australia; funkis
AUSTRALIA – funkis is an Australian design company with a strong Swedish influence. Based in Sydney, they also have two highly edited, Scandinavian design stores and ecommerce capabilities. Part of their range is some of the best Swedish and Scandinavian design has to offer (Marimekko, iittala, etc.) complemented by their own design in fashion, jewellery, fabrics and homewares.
funkis ethos is building on customers who now demand style and sustainability, not only within the manufacturing process, but also within every aspect of the business. Manufacturing in Australia (and their clog range in Sweden) is ethical on all levels as funkis is in control each step of the way. Australia (and Sweden) industrial policies, in combination with their approach to a more sustainable business model, assures certain ethical standards.
Their range of bags; the leather has been carefully selected by specially trained craftsmen in the County of Småland and are designed in and made in Sweden. The natural vegetable dyed leather tans beautifully with age and exposure to sunlight giving it a unique character and years of longevity.
And clothing; the Blomma split dress (shown) is part of the funkis collection for AW2013. This winter funkis has collaborated with up and coming Swedish born textile designer Josefine Brodd. Josefine’s ‘Tropical Print’ design has been hand printed in 6 colours on a blend of Australian made organic cotton and hemp fabric. This handcrafted fabric has been used throughout their Winter 2013 collection. Made in Australia.