Traditional craftsmanship can survive in the modern world. Around the world mass production is used to manufacture almost every type of product, leaving cultural wisdom and traditional craftsmanship on the verge of extinction. Here at ETMO, we work to create things with more meaning and demonstrate how traditional decorations, weaving, pottery and natural materials can be adapted and integrated into modern life.
“ETMO stands for ethnographic and modern. In reality, it means − reviving the traditional crafting methods of bygone times into modern products.”
“ETMO fulfills my passion for design, in particular, textiles. It is an opportunity to be myself while at the same time cherishing fellow artists and craftsmen who strive to preserve the cultural heritage of the people who lived before them. They show great devotion towards their craftsmanship in an effort to preserve their heritage.”
CEO at ETMO
Signe created ETMO almost 10 years ago. It started as personal fondness for Latvian traditional ethnographic textile and design. She wanted to create something that would embody these fundamental values, but not in a dusty-sentimental or simply decorative way.
The inspiration of our product design mainly comes from the beauty of nature, its textures and colours. It is amazing how all aspects of nature are harmonious. Our aim is to bring this harmony to our product design.
ETMO collaborates and work with various craftsmen, artists and designers. These are people who see the value in making things with their hands. They take their time to think about each piece of art and let their passion flow through their fingers. These are people who love to share their mastery to create with others.
ETMO products are sent to more than 20 countries worldwide. We are delighted to see that our design and concept is appreciated and cherished by people from various cultural backgrounds such as Japanese, American, French, German and many more.