SmallFolders are flatpack urban gardening products inspired by African and Latin American farmers and their hacks to gardening challenges. SmallFolders will help you grow herbs and plants, keep bees, and bring the magic of nature straight from the fields to your balcony or windowsill.
We noticed that many of the farmers’ hacks are focused on utilising space and finding efficient ways to grow in small areas. These are very similar challenges to the ones we face in London. Here we saw the opportunity to take these designs direct from the fields of smallholder farmers and turn them into products ready for urban environments.
In honour of their origins we have called them SmallFolders. Farmers are the experts who know best how to grow plants using simple techniques developed over years of experimentation and innovation. Therefore, with SmallFolders we have adapted farmers’ gardening designs, showcasing the in-depth knowledge of smallholders and the relevance of their expertise to western audiences.