About August Sandgren

August Sandgren is the result of a dedication to creating high-quality storage solutions with timeless aesthetics, continuously supporting a sustainable life with a respectful mindset towards our surroundings – also in our home. In an effort to reduce waste and utilise materials already in existence, August Sandgren has based their production on a surplus strategy and has now gained access to materials from executive members of the European furniture and fashion industry.

 

Originally founded by accomplished bookbinder and box-maker August Sandgren who lived from 1893-1934, the company today builds on the discovery of Sandgren’s legacy through original patterns, materials, and tools that were left from the original company. The strong values and craftsmanship were adopted and the work was re-imagined to build an innovative company that accommodates today’s need for beautiful storage solutions.

 

Sandgren lived with curiosity, passion, and accomplishment; never too proud to learn from others. Renowned for quality, timelessness, and functionality, Sandgren was a supplier to the Danish court and is today recognized as one of the founders of Danish functionalism among other pioneers within their respective fields: Kaare Klint, Arne Jacobsen, and Hans J. Wegner. The original creations of exceptional craft and impeccable attention to detail are still sought after today, proving the fact that August Sandgren's products last more than a lifetime.

 

The comarché framework

Product lifecycle

Brand sustainability

August Sandgren is a modern company built on old traditions that seeks to change the way we put progress before planet and people. The use of surplus materials is an effort to reduce waste and utilise materials already in existence.

 

August Sandgren makes their boxes, covers and holders from the best and most natural surplus materials that are sourced from exclusive partners in the European furniture and fashion industry.

 

With their timeless designs in durable materials, we’re dealing with a product line-up with the potential to last more than a lifetime. 

Brand Ethos

Since the beginning, August Sandgren has created products with timeless aesthetics and thorough craftsmanship. Combined with the company’s current day commitment to using surplus materials as an effort to reduce waste and utilise materials already in existence, August Sandgren classifies as a Rising Star in our world.

The Comarché Notes

In an online world, August Sandgren offers a much needed analogue experience that we cherish each day. August Sandgren uses only surplus materials from partners which makes all the more sense.

Certifications, councils and pacts

The Brand does not work with any registered certifications. Neither on brand level nor in relation to one or more phases in the Product Life Cycle as depicted in the Comarche Framework.
See here for more information on the framework.

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The Brand does not work actively with the Sustainable Development Goals yet.
See all Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations here.

Sustainable highlights on brand level

Product Lifecycle

Design

The Design Phase is a crucial part of determining a product’s sustainable capabilities. We’ve chosen to highlight a few genius steps that enable a sustainable product right from the beginning.

    Material & Material Extraction

    The materials used for a certain product and how these materials come to life are of crucial importance to the sustainable capabilities we seek in products.

      Transportation of Materials

      This step relates to the transportation of the raw materials from when they are first obtained (harvested etc.) to the production site. Obviously, the closer to the production site, the better.

        Production

        Obviously, the production of a certain product has an impact on the overall level of sustainability. Luckily, many manufacturers have now taken steps towards more sustainable production methods.

          Packaging

          How a brand chooses to package its products will have a significant influence of the carbon impact from packaging and transportation.

            Distribution

            This step relates to the distribution of products when they have been produced. Obviously, the closer to the brand’s warehouse, the better.

              Usage

              How you choose to use and take care of a product has a bigger impact than you think. Just think about how much longer a shirt lasts if it has been washed in the right way.

                End of life

                At this step, there is no way out and we have to find some way of discarding our product. How we discard a product will significantly influence the opportunity of reusing materials used.

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