The sales of products designed and produced through the cooperation between Icelandic designers and Sierra Leonean craftspeople has exceeded all our expectations.
The collaboration is a part of the project Sweet Salone, initiated by Aurora Foundation in 2016, in order to build a bridge between the foundation’s two operating countries; Iceland and Sierra Leone.
The already produced collections consist of clothes and accessories designed for adults and children, as well as children’s toys. Part of the production is already sold out and orders have been placed for more.
Following the initial visit of designers from the labels Kron by KronKron and As We Grow to Sierra Leone, the Icelandic-Finnish-Swedish design team 1+1+1 started the second part of the Sweet Salone project with their visit in November 2017. We are excited to see the outcome of the collaboration of 1+1+1 and the Sierra Leonean artisans, to be premiered at Iceland’s main design festival DesignMarch, in the month of March 2018.
But for now, we at Aurora Foundation extend our very best wishes for a happy holiday season!