Artisans

Viktoria Barrett is honoured to collaborate with extremely talented artisans from around the world who pour their heart and soul into every product that they create.  

Our roster of talent includes artists and designers from Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland, The United States of America, and Vietnam. 

Through these partnerships we are able to do our part in creating a positive change in the world by empowering each artist through community support, fair wages, and joyful working environments. This enables our artistic partners to take their businesses to new heights.

With every product you purchase from Viktoria Barrett, you too are a part of this change, and because of this, we want you to meet them, support them and love them as much as we do.

 

Artisan Stories

We are honoured to be able to collaborate with extremely talented artists and designers from around the world; Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, England, Mexico, Switzerland, The United States of America, and Vietnam. Artists with a passion for their craft, who pour their heart and soul into their products. 

Through these partnerships we are able to do our part in creating a positive change in the world; supporting these crafts and talents, sustainability, fair wages, and the belief of quality of quantity. With every product you purchase, you too are a part of this change.

Maria Romero Studio / Tintoreria Project

Maria Romero Studio grew out of a deep-rooted passion for fibers, textile construction and sustainability. The studio explores the convergence of cultural traditions, sustainability and fine craftsmanship by working together with artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico who weave the blankets and then dying them using handmade natural dyes. Resulting in heirloom pieces that are unique and imperfect just like us.

Alberto and Leeho Krämer Badoni / Lhasa

Lhasa Candles was founded in St. Mortiz during the winter of 1998 out of a passion for the atmosphere that a candle can create through harmony and perfect balance of colours, form, light and reflections. „Every one of my candles and their burning flames embodies so many ideas, feelings, hopes, mistakes and delusions. Lhasa candles are unique objects with a burning soul.”

Fairweave Women’s Collective

A collective of female artisans in Cambodia using the skills that were passed down by their mothers and grandmothers to earn a dignified living, while also caring for their families and working towards improvement within the community. The hand dye the natural cotton using natural dyes and then weave blankets using a unique Vietnamese weaving technique. The result, a beautiful, soft and luxurious blanket that embodies the Cambodian culture.

Libeco

Libeco is one of Belgium's oldest and most revered flax mills. It is a family run business that has been weaving the finest Belgian linen for more than 150 years using craftsmanship that has been passed down from generation to generation. They pride themselves on local, sustainable and high quality products and are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified and have the The Belgian Linen™ label.

Meyer-Lavigne Denmark

Kristine Meyer and Sabine Lavigne work within a wide range of materials including porcelain, paper, and textile. All their products are made and decorated by hand in their Copenhagen based workshop – they are indeed a multidisciplinary design studio with their love for storytelling, humour and uniqueness.

Amaï

Amai was inspired by the concept of "East meets West.” A concept that also infuses Ho Chi Minh’s culture, where Amaï was founded and where their ceramics are handmade. Their ceramics are defined by a unique uneven shape, glazed interior, and a raw, unglazed exterior. A design that is perfectly imperfect. 

Allegra Rose Art

Allegra’s art is inspired by her love for old treasures with patina and character. This is reflected in her work through her use of antique books, and pianola rolls. Each piece is made up of layers that are oiled, dried and then put together and then painted and gilded for a finishing touch. The finished result resembling a palimpsest. 

Fenwick

Fenwick is a Canadian candle company that was born out of the desire inspire the wellness through candlelight. They craft healthy candles by balancing aromatherapy + ecology, using only organic ingredients. Their holistic candle-making practice is driven by the ethical sourcing of sustainable and renewable plant based oils.

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