Our workshop is located in Setesdal where we design and craft our jewelry. Located in Valle, the workshop was established by Grete Fossen and Ørnulf Hasla in 1984. We have been here since, drawing inspiration from the breathtaking surroundings to design our jewelry. At our workshop in Valle, we are devoted to silvermithing and craftsmanship. We have apprentices working alongside our goldsmiths in order to learn the craft. We wish to preserve the traditions for craftsmanship for future generations.
Hasla’s head designer, Anne Hasla, designs timeless jewelry based on a simple, stylish and Scandinavian design philosophy. The design is often inspired by the Norwegian nature, and has a unique and modern expression. In addition to our modern designs, we create traditional pieces at our workshop carrying the brand name Fossensylv.
We are constantly working on being more sustainable. All the metal used to make our jewelry is recycled, we are also changing our packaging to Eco Friendly boxes, and we are working on getting biodegradable plastic bags to store the jewelry in.
And remember, we can help you repair your old jewelry if it is broken!
After completing the design and all the masters for our collection we collaborate with Felicia Design i Bangkok, Thailand. The talented goldsmiths produce our collections in their modern workshop. Felicia became a certified member of the London based Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) in 2019. RJC is an international, not-for-profit organization established to reinforce consumer confidence in the jewelry industry by advancing responsible business, ethical and environmental practices throughout the jewelry supply chain, from mine to retail.
This means that we can confidently tell you that:
-Your jewelry purchases is enhancing, and not exploiting the lives of other human beings.
-Buying this jewelry has a positive impact on sustainable economic development in other communities.
-The environment is not harmed by the manufacturing of this jewelry.
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