Das Team von Siroccoliving, Dänemark, beschreibt die Marke wie folgt: “The name is inspired by the sirocco wind, that blows all the way from Sahara to Europe and brings little grains of sand from one culture to another. We wish to give you the possibility to add unique products to interior decoration, products from fascinating cultures. Our unique products will bring a personal, warm and aesthetic expression to interior decoration. All products are based on traditional crafts and materials of the highest quality. Sirocco is a Danish family business who introduced the Sirocco products to the Danish market in 2010. The Danish designer Ellen Raven and her husband have for several years lived in the Siwa Oasis in the middle of Sahara. They are in charge of development and production of the Sirocco products – in co-operation with the locals. The design of all products, takes source in ancient handcraft traditions inherited through generations. Behind the Sirocco production is a growing number of Egyptian artisans. In a country that offers very little support in general and where the economy has been destroyed by revolution and lack of tourism, more and more people depend on their hands and the work they offer using them. In these hands and the minds behind, ancient talents and unique craftsmanship is nurtured. These qualities being heavily threatened by globalism and the ‘use and throw’ mentality introduced recently, are in danger of disappearing. Sirocco living works only in fair, loyal and ethical relationships. We know that creating this economic platform for a community demands responsibility and we strive to be there all the way.
Each person purchasing a Siroocoliving product can rest assured that even without any certification or label to lean against, behind each product is a list of content and proud artisans doing magic with their hands and being valued for it. The base material plays an important part in the Siroccoliving products. Whether its cotton, copper or stone or another material, we work only with pure materials in simple forms that pay well deserved tribute to the beauty of the material itself.”
Korb in Größe XL
Zum Material Salz und den Produkten sagt der Hersteller:
“In the middle of the vast Qatar Depression of Sahara the small oasis of Al Gara is situated. Nestled in lush bright palm tree gardens and deep green olive trees is the little village that produces our basketry. The basketry is a traditional craft still being used in every day life by the villagers. They use the baskets for collecting dates and olives and for bread preservation. In the past the Desert people used the baskets for most of their dayly work. This included to carrie stones and mud, when building their traditional mudhouses. The baskets are made from the palm leaves cut off every year when the tree is trimmed to grow higher. The fiber is exceptional strong and lasts for several years; even under hard weather conditions.”