Inspiration

This story encouraged us to “hold on by the end of the thread”. Under Ariadne’s guidance, we imagined the places this thread could take us. We thought that Ariadne might be one of the women who worked with great courage and determination during the coffee collection process. Coffee sacks are to us what Ariadne’s guidance was to Theseus. Moreover, we wanted the Doric columns, which were used in most of the Ancient Greek civilizations, including Crete and Athens, to be the carriers of our bags, and we were inspired by these columns in the handle design and as our logo.

Inspiration

This story encouraged us to “hold on by the end of the thread”. Under Ariadne’s guidance, we imagined the places this thread could take us. We thought that Ariadne might be one of the women who worked with great courage and determination during the coffee collection process. Coffee sacks are to us what Ariadne’s guidance was to Theseus. Moreover, we wanted the Doric columns, which were used in most of the Ancient Greek civilizations, including Crete and Athens, to be the carriers of our bags, and we were inspired by these columns in the handle design and as our logo.

Upcycling & Handmade

 

With the respect we have for this effort, we included the coffee sacks, which were knitted by people picking coffee and filled with great effort, into the upcycling process and turned them into handmade production objects. So, just like Theseus, we found our direction thanks to Ariadne.

When coffee sacks met with thread and leather, the result was not just a bag brand boasting of being environmentally friendly, but also a production effort inspired by the story of Ariadne and the journey of coffee. Ultimately, we created the Ariadne brand as a result of a production process that sprouted with the combination of coffee sacks and genuine leather.

Ariadne Logo

So, the brand takes its name from the mythological character Ariadne, who lived on the Aegean coast; is inspired by the Minotaur at the center of the Ariadne legend, the Doric columns built on the Aegean coast, and the journey of coffee. Ariadne’s mission is to include existing materials in upcycling processes and create aesthetic and functional handmade products from these materials.

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