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Table talk: Quick read

Buy better

We live in a world with limited resources. As a maker, some of the ways we can reduce our impact is to make products that are functional, timeless, and, foremost, durable. 

Table talk: Quick read

Buy better

We live in a world with limited resources. As a maker, some of the ways we can reduce our impact is to make products that are functional, timeless, and, foremost, durable. 

The circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

Waste not

The whole idea of the circular economy is creating no waste. There should be no end of life of anything. Nothing should just sit in a landfill.

We apply these principles by carefully thinking through each step of the process, taking end-to-end responsibility for our products.

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Re-used

Finished items that don’t meet quality standards are re-used as filling materials for local industries. Our parking lot is actually paved with recycled porcelain!

Our ongoing collaboration with Made by Mad also explores how we can put our waste to good use.

Sustainable? Of course

We use no harmful materials. The little pink “lake” you’ll find outside our factory is flushing water from the glazing process. When that water has passed through our on-site treatment plant, the pink glaze particles filtered out are put back into production.

We recycle all materials not ending up as a finished product. There are no toxic emissions of any kind. Not only is this crucial for keeping our environment clean – zero waste is also very good for business. It means we can do more with less. It is truly a win-win.

UN sustainability goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. Here are some of our steps towards these goals:

3. Porcelain for All – a study aimed to gain new knowledge about how different décor and dinner plate colours can positively influence dementia sufferer’s food intake and appetite.

5. Women occupy over half of the top management positions here at Figgjo.

8. More than 70 % of our employees are in unions, and there are union representatives on the board.

9. Continuously developing and challenging traditional production processes for sustainable economic growth.

11. Community is key. The factory creates local jobs, making sure more people are able to stay in their community.

12. Developing functional, timeless, and durable porcelain.

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About Figgjo

Our History

Figgjo is the leading porcelain manufacturer in the Nordics. There is a reason for that.

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About Figgjo

Our History

Figgjo is the leading porcelain manufacturer in the Nordics. There is a reason for that.

Longevity

At the heart of it all is the idea of ​​making durable products that’ll last – a response to the throwaway mentality. We make products with a long life cycle, and we repair products that are damaged during production.

This applies to around ten percent of our products and means that we have saved 100 tonnes of CO2 emissions because we use the kilns less.

We want to change the porcelain industry. We want to be history makers as well as porcelain makers.

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