Esmé Hofman
The fineness of basketry

Basket weaving is one of the oldest crafts in the world, and yet Esmé Hofman is one of the rare artisans to master and perpetuate the art of braiding plant fibers together to make objects, furniture, or even accessories more refined than the next.

Biken
The user-friendly bike

Quality and ingenuity. Those are the two words that best define the work of the team at Biken, an American bicycle shop started by Ken Sugimoto in 2013. Based in Tustin, southern California, its founder acquired a solid, twenty-year experience as a product designer both in Japan and the US.

BôM Cosmétiques
Heartwarming flowers

Established in the Drôme region of France, France Charvin has been attracted to flowers since she was a child. Today, she carefully makes her own organic cosmetics using plants she farms herself and wild flowers she collects along the sides of her property.

Parfums d’Encens
For the love of scent

Even though they have been imported from Asia for centuries, it is in the backlands of the Arrée Mountains in the French region of Bretagne that Anne Raffin chose to establish her refinery to produce her own eco-friendly incense sticks.

Design for Peace
Transhumance

Design for Peace presents at Made in Town its first collection of decorative objects and fashion accessories: Transhumance. It is the result of seven weeks of collaborative work between seventeen Malian Tuareg craftsmen – now taking refuge in Burkina Faso – and six young French designers, who were gathered in Ouagadougou for a 50 day residency.