Sustainability

Live design — our philosophy at the core of FAINA. The keyword live entails a focus on the living natural elements that inspire us and give us ground to create. In sustainability we find sustenance.

In FAINA’s effort to sustain history we naturally circle back to sustainable practices, central to local ancestral techniques. This means small-scale handmade production by Ukrainian artisans in limited numbers of output. This means locally-found materials for short-circuit sourcing, reducing our carbon footprint.

Working with local materials and ancient techniques over the years has led to the invention of our own unique, sustainable material — ZTISTA. This blend of recycled paper, clay, hay and other natural components is designed to one day be able to return to nature. All of its components are fully compostable in open soil. This also makes them safe for the home, providing an authentic quality and inimitable natural presence.

Techniques and stories that are passed down through generations become design pieces created to stay in family hands. Just like our commitment to sustaining ancestral knowledge, the minimalist nature of our live design collections make the pieces timeless, expandable, made to live for years in their space.

In the world of packaging, we are committed to reducing the use of plastic. Our shipping boxes have gone through an eco-evolution and are now made mostly of plywood, cardboard and other recyclable materials. We are constantly looking for solutions to better our impact on the natural world in a quest to fully rid of plastic.

Live design — our philosophy at the core of FAINA. The keyword live entails a focus on the living natural elements that inspire us and give us ground to create. In sustainability we find sustenance.

In FAINA’s effort to sustain history we naturally circle back to sustainable practices, central to local ancestral techniques. This means small-scale handmade production by Ukrainian artisans in limited numbers of output. This means locally-found materials for short-circuit sourcing, reducing our carbon footprint.

Working with local materials and ancient techniques over the years has led to the invention of our own unique, sustainable material — ZTISTA. This blend of recycled paper, clay, hay and other natural components is designed to one day ...

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