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Welcome to Field Notes

by KM Team June 12, 2018
ReadWelcome to Field Notes

Welcome to Field Notes, the new home to our ever-growing collection of reference articles (215 and counting). We refreshed the design and broadened the scope of our coverage to include shorter articles and new categories, as a way of building on the conversation we began five years ago.

KM started as a blog on the production and design of thoughtfully-made everyday goods back in 2009, eventually expanding into the online store we are today. Topics like sustainability and conscious consumption have always been at the heart of who we are. Equally important is the simple enjoyment of using these quality products in our daily lives – feeling the weight of a well-made tool or the texture of a hand-finished material – and knowing the story behind each one.

Chances are you’re equally curious about how things work – whether geeking out on good product design or weighing in on an environmental concern. We want to continue to open up this discussion through Field Notes.

One of the most exciting things for us is receiving all the helpful hints from readers – from how to clean snowshoes (thanks, Mort!) to what we can do to improve our company as a whole. Which articles have you enjoyed reading the most so far? Are there stories you would still like to see covered here? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. If you’re a writer or photographer who is interested in contributing and knowledgeable on one of the subjects above, please get in touch. We hope you enjoy the new Field Notes.

Stay curious!

The KM Team


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Mastering the Art of the Host Gift

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About the Forest Stewardship Council

by Emma Segal

Forests cover about 30% of the world. They provide a home to our animal co-habitants

ReadHappy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day

by Sebastian Kaufmann

Dear Earth, six years ago, I launched Kaufmann Mercantile when a flimsy plastic