aikafeltworks

Functional wool felt items handmade in Finland

Rovaniemi, Finland · 244 Sales

aikafeltworks

Functional wool felt items handmade in Finland

Rovaniemi, Finland 244 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(68)

Announcement   Welcome to Aika Felt Works' studio near the Arctic Circle in Finland! I create functional, eco-friendly wool felt works that will fill your heart & home warmly.

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***NON-EU customers! USE COUPON CODE to get VAT deduction***
The price includes Finnish VAT that doesn't apply to NON-EU customers.
Use this coupon code to get 19% off:
NONEU19PEROFF

However, please be aware that NON-EU customers may be charged applicable customs taxes & duties when you are receiving products in your country.

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Natural light grey felt is now RESTOCKED!!

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Please write your PHONE NUMBER in the "note to seller" field during the check-out that I need in order to ship your order (and I will not use it for any other purpose!). Thank you very much.

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******Check me out on FACEBOOK and BLOG to see what I've been working on.
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http://www.aikafeltworks.com

and on Pinterest, Instagram
http://www.pinterest.com/aikafeltworks/
http://instagram.com/aikafeltworks#


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*`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ ♥ Thank you for shopping handmade!!!
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Announcement
Last updated on Aug 29, 2016

Welcome to Aika Felt Works' studio near the Arctic Circle in Finland! I create functional, eco-friendly wool felt works that will fill your heart & home warmly.

♥ ♥

***NON-EU customers! USE COUPON CODE to get VAT deduction***
The price includes Finnish VAT that doesn't apply to NON-EU customers.
Use this coupon code to get 19% off:
NONEU19PEROFF

However, please be aware that NON-EU customers may be charged applicable customs taxes & duties when you are receiving products in your country.

♥ ♥
Natural light grey felt is now RESTOCKED!!

♥ ♥
Please write your PHONE NUMBER in the "note to seller" field during the check-out that I need in order to ship your order (and I will not use it for any other purpose!). Thank you very much.

♥ ♥
******Check me out on FACEBOOK and BLOG to see what I've been working on.
https://www.facebook.com/aikafeltworks
http://www.aikafeltworks.com

and on Pinterest, Instagram
http://www.pinterest.com/aikafeltworks/
http://instagram.com/aikafeltworks#


(¯`•.•´¯) (¯`•.•´¯)
*`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ ♥ Thank you for shopping handmade!!!
☆ ♥ `•.¸.•´ ♥ º ☆.¸¸.•´¯`♥

Aika Urata

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Aika Urata

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(68)
Nina Gushina

Nina Gushina on Sep 15, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have ordered four of these baskets and couldn't be happier! The quality is fantastic and Aika is a pleasure to deal with. Will probably be ordering more!

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Updates

Custom-made felt bins in red and dark grey. In this picture the bin's dimensions are 13x10xH9 inches. I ship world wide from Finland!
Wool felt, bird pocket bag by Aika Felt Works + Japanese illustrator, Toshiyuki Fukuda.

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Navy blue, bird-silhouetted felt bag by Aika Felt Works

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About

High quality pure wool felt products proudly made with craftsmanship for your satisfaction!

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When I ordered wool fiber for the first time for hand-felting, I found tiny hay twining around the fiber. This let me jump to my imagination where a sheep was walking on a vast and windy field, with this very fiber on its body, breathing, alive. Since then I am conscious that I am using the animal’s hair, a part of the nature.
Now I import 2 kinds of industrial wool felt: 100% pure wool and 96% wool + 4% polyester (polyester adds stiffness). They are produced in Germany by water powered electricity and thus there is no CO2 emission. And natural wool is completely biodegradable so when my felt products end their lives, you can bury them in soil to richen its composition. You can even flourish beautiful flowers after use of my products.

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*`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ ♥ Customers’ satisfaction is the main focus of my design.
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For starting design, I make a list of “need” in particular time of our lives, such as traveling, having a baby, commuting to an office. And I think about how products made of wool felt can improve the situations more pleasurable. After drawing idea sketches, I start making models using copy paper, then go on making prototypes with wool felt. Then test, modify, test. This is my way of design that I was educated in Japanese and Finnish art universities, with well-known quotes in mind – “form follows function”, and “simple is the best”.
In my 10 years career as a designer in Finland, I am delighted to experience a change in my way of working: I am not alone to develop my design and to make decisions. Thanks to the convo, I have interaction with customers having needs and suggestions what to make, and we can share the moments when something new is born. I am thrilled to involve my customers in the process and now I have another sentence to embrace – my customer’s voice, “Thank you”. My most popular product, Custom-made Basket, was born with that way. My customers’ satisfaction is definitely the center of my design.

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*`•.¸(¯`•.•´¯)¸.•´ ♥ Proudly handmade in Finland
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I started sewing when I was 5 years old in my kindergarten. I was soon absorbed in handicrafts, and countless little dolls, bags and knitwear have been coloring my life.
Also, making things helped me all the time to forget missing somebody important, to express myself in abroad to compensate my poor language skill, and to be confident with being myself. I love exciting feeling to see a work gradually being done, and love the nice tiredness after finishing a work. I believe that we were born to use our hands to make things.
Today’s market allows you to buy cheap labor in somewhere far away. And what has happened is that we are losing our chances to use own hands and develop skills, and the beautiful moments in creation. I can’t really imagine my life without handicraft. It has been always close to me and I even rely on. That is why I make all my products in Rovaniemi, Finland with my friend, Maarit who is a professional sewer with long carrier.
What we care about in production is quality: we care every section of cutting line, every single stitch we sew, because these are all important details determining the quality of my brand, and we are proud of our craftsmanship still alive here in Finland.
So I thank you so much for buying handmade, because it helps creative culture sustainable. I believe that getting back craftsmanship in our hands is a bright alternative for our future.

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  • Aika Urata

    Owner

    I'm Japanese designer living in Finland. I love slow and crafty life. I have BA in environmental design, MA in industrial design. Working experience in furniture design studio. I have been absolved in handicrafts as long as I can remember.

Manufacturers
  • MEB-Design

    Rovaniemi, Finland

    MEB-Design was founded in 1997 in Rovaniemi, Finland by Maarit Bergman who is an artisan, dressmaker, and teacher. She designs and makes outfits and decor for both private clients and companies from a variety of materials, from silk to leather.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 17, 2016
Welcome to Aika Felt Works Etsy shop!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal, credit cards, debit cards, direct check-out and Etsy gift cards.
Shipping
I ship worldwide!
- I use Finnish Post or General Logistics Systems Finland Oy for all the shipments.
http://www.posti.fi
https://gls-group.eu/FI/en/home

**** IMPORTANT!!****
- Please enter your PHONE NUMBER in the "Note to Seller" field during the check-out. I need your phone number for the shipping purpose only and I will not use it for any other purpose. Thank you very much for your understanding!

- Item's delay of arrival occurs in the transportation from time to time which is unavoidable on my side. Please be patient to wait for another 5 business days after estimated arrival day, and let me know if you still don't receive your item.

- PACKING MATERIALS
All items from Aika Felt Works are carefully packaged in new materials.

- CUSTOMES
Please be aware that any applicable customs taxes & duties are the responsibility of the recipient.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your new item, but if you are not satisfied with your purchase please contact me within 7 days of receiving it. I will refund your money less shipping charges upon return of the item in its original condition. This doesn't apply to made-to-order items. Thank you for understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
***NON-EU customers! USE COUPON CODE to get VAT deduction***
The price includes Finnish VAT that doesn't apply to NON-EU customers.
Use this coupon code to get 19% off:
NONEU19PEROFF