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Introduction

Introducing Okzident

We believe there are products that are special, their makers extraordinary and their build quality superb.

Okzident is an online general store with enduring products for discerning people. We have searched for products that will stand the test of time, and will be around maybe even after we have gone.

As John Ruskin pointed out as early as the 19th century: “There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey.”

What would he have said about the mass production of the 21st century?

In a world where low price and high status are the only objectives, there seems to be no place for true quality.

Luckily for us we have discovered a number of traditional companies that have endured the stiff competition from low price, pour quality products. These small businesses have persevered in making unique products according to traditional production values.

In recent years we are glad to see new companies producing goods according to these time-honored principles. Their new ideas offer a fresh look on tried and tested artisanal skills.

Our aim is to make all of these wonderful products, available here at Okzident.

Enjoy our store!

Marick Baars

“We really like honest goods, products that are refined, well made and have some sense of tradition.

Every product should be useful, enduring and of course have some aesthetic value too.”

Marick Baars,
Creative director of Okzident.

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