All our products are made from upcycled, recycled and natural materials. From the making of the very first rag rug in 1989 until today, all our products are made from more sustainable materials. Our focus on upcycling, recycling and use of natural materials guides our product development and design and inspires us to innovate.
Whether we use upcycled cotton (waste material from local textile mills) in our rugs, bed throws, table mats and potholders, or 100% recycled cotton in our tote bags and aprons, we stive to always opt for more sustainable materials.
Many of our baskets are made from water hyacinth, a natural seagrass found in nearby riverbeds, straw or palm leaves. We also use natural jute and banana fibre, as well as natural wool.
Our range of designs and products continuously evolves and includes rugs, yoga mats, bed throws, cushion covers, baskets, table mats, runners, potholders, tote bags, aprons and drawstring bags.
From initially specialising in designing and weaving quality rag rugs for the Norwegian and Swedish domestic market, our portfolio of interior and home textile products today includes rugs, table mats, baskets, coasters, pot holders, and totes, using a wide range of materials and techniques.
Our products can be found at a number of fine Scandinavian interior retailers, in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and beyond.
We are also the exclusive manufacturer of Bokhari Collection products, designed by award-winning Norwegian designer Runa Klock.
By engaging with like-minded conscious designers and product developers, we regularly add products to our portfolio.
At Norpak, we celebrate craftsmanship and the traditions and experience our artisans bring with them.
Craftsmen and women have a long and proud history in Pakistan and the Sub-Continent. From traditional handknitted carpets and rugs to carvings and pottery, their artistic skills deserve to be rediscovered. By combining Scandinavian design and this rich tradition through our handmade interior products, we wish to recognise the true value of craftsmanship.
Our staff bring their experience and know-how, often carried through generations, into the making of every product.
With their attention for detail and dedication and love for their work, they see to that the products are made to perfection. And perfection takes time; this is what makes our products unique.
As we invite you to browse our range of products, we hope you will join us in appreciating the dedication and hard work put into every single product.
At Norpak International, and especially our Bokhari product range, is inspired and influenced by rich Scandinavian design traditions.
Scandinavian design is characterized by a minimal, clean approach that seeks to combine functionality with beauty. Its focus is on simple lines and light spaces, devoid of clutter.
These principles extend to all areas of design, from architecture to electronics, but it’s most commonly used to describe interior design, including furniture, textiles, ceramics, and lighting.
Typically, there is nothing superfluous about Scandinavian design; it strips back the unnecessary, showcasing the essential elements of any product.
The most-used Scandinavian colours are neutral and monochromatic – bright, warm whites with black and tan – with pops of colour added used as accents. Plush pinks, grey-blues, and colours rooted in nature – like sage – are the most popular in Scandinavian design.Organic and natural materials often take pride of place in Scandinavian design, reflecting the Scandinavian and Nordic countries relationship to nature. Wood, lightened to fit with a neutral colour palette, cotton, and wool feature heavily in Scandinavian design, as do house plants.
This sort of Nordic minimalism allows people to invite peace into their home without creating a space that is uninviting or cold. It is full of vitality without being chaotic.
A guiding principle of Scandinavian design is to establish harmony with one’s environment and to create things made to last. It seeks to compliment the art of living well by promoting a simple home environment that is filled with quality items and enhances an unencumbered lifestyle devoid of excess consumerism.
In this way it’s both important for an individual, as a home environment that encourages a life well lived is an increasingly important counter to the pressures of modern life, and for the planet, as it challenges rampant consumerism and deepens our connection to nature.