At the heart of Fogo Island Workshops lies a vital mission: to uplift the remote community of Fogo Island on Canada's Atlantic coast. The family-run social enterprise emerged as part of a broader revitalization effort, responding to the harsh blows of the cod fishery's collapse. Established by tech entrepreneur Zita Cobb, an 8th-generation islander, the workshops connect international designers with local artisans to create design-conscious furniture, homewares, and textiles. With deep roots in boat building and furniture-making traditions, they artfully intertwine the past and present through contemporary collections that bolster the local economy and safeguard cultural heritage.

Fogo Island Workshops supports

  • Heritage Craft Preservation
  • Natural Materials
  • Circular Economy
  • Community Engagement
  • Corporate Reporting