All of our textiles are sourced in Europe. They carry three different certificates based on their sustainable nature. The textile industry is one of the most polluting industries worldwide. This is why we only work with 100% linen or hemp. Two fast-growing flaxes that grow through rainwater and ours are harvested locally, which is one of the reasons why they cary the certificates.

We decided to go for a minimalistic design, without a zipper, to keep our products as close to nature as possible. Based on the cradle-to-cradle concept, the entire product can retain its value and be given a new lease of life. In addition, they are made in a socially responsible manner, under social conditions, whereby an experienced seamstress from Syria can continue her studio here.

This is one of our production stories we love to share most. Our valued seamstress came to the Netherlands to seek for new opportunities. She was able to give notice to her talent together with a social organization in Arnhem, nearby Nijmegen. Now she is expanding her sewing workshop in co-operation and we are proud to say that our products contributed to this, even though it is a small contribution.



Our plaster technique is one that is centuries old. We use a wet in wet building technique to create a marbled effect. In order to achieve the effect we want we have to work quickly. All actions that need to take place to create The Tide Collection are done in our own workshop. From assembling the base, to finishing, sanding and applying the coating.

All of our materials to create The Tide Collection is collected locally by us. We only work on backorder to make sure we do not overproduce and can work with the wishes of our customers.


Our ceramics are made by brand owner Minke herself. I followed a ceramic corse to develop some basic skills. Later on I did a bit of self study on different materials and techniques. I learned about casting, sculpting and throwing and fell in love with the last technique. The beautiful thing about throwing ceramics is that it takes some patience to build a steady piece and gives you the opportunity to just experiment. You can immediately recycle all of your ‘failed’ objects or turn them into something else when experimenting. That is when you discover the best shapes. When recycling clay we not only use the failed objects, but also the leftovers of our trimming process. Every inch of clay can be reused.

We make sure to be thoughtful about the water we use, about loading a kiln, about our transportation and about our packaging. Everything is based on a sustainable nature.