Nina Wood, the founder of the label ia io, offers since 2011 premium organic bedding from organic cotton satin and organic cotton. Here in this interview, she tells everything about the background, of her vision and motivation.
1. Please introduce yourself briefly.
Now I have been living in Berlin since 1986. I originally studied architecture. After graduation I worked in various architectural offices and in the real estate department of a bank. I was involved in the detailed design of various commercial buildings and worked in social housing. I liked working as an architect, but there are too many dependencies. Architectural design and the realization of architecture are dependent on many factors, people and building laws.
To me it was always important to be able to work self-determined and independently and be creative by producing something useful. Whether you plan a building, a piece of furniture or built up organic bedding – the development process is similar. If you can hand over a healthy, sustainable, fair produced, high quality product under your own label to satisfied customers in the end, this is just a beautiful thing! Continue reading Sweet dreams with organic bedding by ia io→
There was a large crowd last weekend at the „Heldenmarkt“ in Berlin. In long lines, visitors waited patiently at the cash points to get admitted to the fair for sustainable consumption at the Postbahnhof in Friedrichshain.
And the wait was worth it! There was a wide range of sustainable alternatives from different walks of life to be seen and experience. In the ground floor mainly suppliers of all kinds of culinary delights lined up together seductively. For me as a chocolate fan, the choice of fair trade chocolate varieties was like paradise. Anyone who found the way to the upper floor after these temptations, could enjoy a truly diverse selection of organic / fair clothing, upcycling products, household goods, eco toys, furniture, gift ideas and more. Especially the proportion of exhibitors who follow the thought of Recycling/Upcycling was according to my impression even higher this time than in the previous year. I was particularly impressed by the varied range of Upcycling Deluxe. Bags, hats, belts and fashion accessories from car tires, records, coffee and rice sacks form a balanced unit of upcycling products. And I think that this is just the beginning, in view of the fact that there are infinitely discarded materials or declared to waste recyclables.
In addition, you could also learn about alternative investments, green energy providers and health insurance companies.
A stage show with raffle, green fashion show and vegetables cooking show, lectures and workshops, the well-frequented Repair café and a delicious organic vegetarian catering completed the program. All in all a great event!
A large crowd also at the following shops of Eco- and Upcycling-Market, that were represented on “Heldenmarkt” Berlin:
Monalito with baby Pendulo, Dopper and ajaa! Boxes