of the Fogo Island Inn are
now available for purchase through
the Fogo Island Shop.
The launch of the Fogo Island Shop is Shorefast Foundation’s latest initiative to support economic and cultural sustainability on Fogo Island. During the design and construction phases of the Fogo Island Inn, artists and designers from away were invited to come to Fogo Island to learn about the island, experience this powerfully elemental place, walk the landscape, and meet and work with the men and women who make their lives here. These encounters resulted in collaborations on the design and production of the furniture, textiles, and furnishings for the Fogo Island Inn. The pieces created in this process have so delighted the Inn’s guests that they are now available for special-order purchase through Fogo Island Shop.
The furniture and textiles of the Fogo Island Shop are handcrafted and produced on Fogo Island, engaging local artisans and makers and contributing to the promotion of economic resiliency for one of Canada’s oldest communities. The Shop is a social business and an initiative of Shorefast Foundation, a registered Canadian charity focused on leveraging the inherent value in rural places. All of the Shop’s products are priced to create a 15% net surplus, 100% of which is returned back to Shorefast Foundation to support ongoing charitable programs on Fogo Island.
With the handcrafted objects offered by the Fogo Island Shop, centuries of knowledge in boat building and furniture-making has been applied to the making of a brand new line of objects that are contemporary in nature but also carry the spirit of the past. The furniture and products sold by the Fogo Island Shop connect guests and hosts, designers and craftspeople, with the aim of sharing and strengthening a culture guided by ingenuity and joy.
Visit the shop at fogoislandshop.ca