Adventurers, let me address something we haven’t talked about yet.
Not just what’s on your plate is important. What also matters is: where’s your plate from.
Kahla caught my eye a few years ago with their “tattooed and pierced” porcelain series: tea and coffee cups with tribal tattoo designs or actual piercing rings. Recently, as I revisited my kitchen utensils and tableware with my little “green and toxin-killer” eye, I remembered the brand. And I was pleasantly surprised.
WHITE GOLD from THURINGIA
Founded in 1844 in East Germany, made a publicly owned operation – a “VEB” – in 1952, Kahla has seen a bit of history. And since the re-founding in 1994, the company has faced the future adopting advanced green and sustainable technologies – and winning incredible 18 international design awards since.
Kahla porcelain is sustainable, fair and eco: all products are manufactured at the company’s own production site in Thuringia. The working conditions are fair. The porcelain is tested to make sure it’s non toxic; and has received accolades from the independent German Ökotest magazine that checks everyday products for toxicity. Kahla’s manufacturing processes are optimised to save millions of litres of water; modern technology helps reduce CO2 emissions; packaging and promotional material are made from recycled paper.
Talking about quality “made in Germany”! *thumbs up*
WHY I ❤ KAHLA
In a world where thousands of porcelain factories from China flood the market with their products, buying locally has never been as green, chic (the designs range from zen-like and geometrical to pop-artsy and to baroque), practical (dishwasher safe, microwave safe) and actually affordable.
Images of the KAHLA store in Berlin, Friedrichstrasse:
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If you’re curious, check out the KAHLA ONLINE STORE (Language selection per drop-down in the upper left corner)