office caught up with SARDIN's Rune Orloff to learn more about the platform. Read our interview, and peep some photos from their latest collaborations, below.
What is SARDIN? How do you describe what you do?
SARDIN is an online springboard for new responsible concepts, developed by leading international brands and designers. We want to elevate brands that specialize in making sustainable, eco-innovative or fair trade practices their core strategies.
You have a new collaboration with Phipps that just came out. Tell me about it.
Correct! We are launching a series of exclusives from the Parisian brand Phipps. The designer, Spencer Phipps, a former designer at Dries Van Noten and Marc Jacobs, is now committed to sustainable methods and has a genuine passion for nature. The capsule he is presenting with SARDIN has a very special print, created with the pattern of extinct species found in fossils. It’s beautiful!
What inspired it?
One of our partners, David Fischer at HighSnobiety suggested we reach out to Spencer, after they had featured him as one of their new ‘brands to watch.’ After meeting him, it was obvious that we had to do something together.
Why does SARDIN like to do so many exclusive collabs?
SARDIN is a platform created to accelerate products with the right purpose. We love the collaborative processes and truly believe that expertise from a variety of sources will be key to solving many of the negative issues the industry is facing.
Our 30 day pre-order mechanism makes all products on SARDIN exclusive in one or the other way. After the ‘shopping window’ is closed, products won’t be available again. The focus is to prevent overproduction and only make what we have demand for.