For such a small country – a total population of around 300,000 people – Iceland is one of the most creative countries around. We all know their most famous export, Bjork, but do you know about their vibrant fashion and design scenes?
In March, for the third year in a row, Reykjavik came alive as local designers showed innovative ideas, clothing, furniture in the DesignMarch Festival. As a result of their isolation and also economic challenges (both recent and over history), Icelandic designers tend to incorporate a lot of recycled materials – old furniture finding new uses, rusted metal – and also utilize local materials such as wool, seabird feathers, stone, seal skin, etc. Very little is wasted in Iceland.