Established in 1649 as an ironworks in a small Finnish village, Fiskars has grown to be a leading global supplier of consumer goods for the home, garden and outdoors. Like the company itself, the village has developed its own strong identity, renewing itself while honoring its long term heritage. Fiskars Village, the company’s birthplace, evolved from the earliest times as an ironworks to one of the biggest manufacturing sites of copper items in Finland in the late 1700’s. Fiskars reputation for making cutlery and scissors has its origins in the 1830’s when the first cutlery was manufactured in the village. Even Fiskars orange-handled scissors were first made in the old copper smithy in 1967, a building that today hosts high quality art and design exhibitions. The long history of Fiskars lives on in today’s development and gives the village its unique atmosphere. Overall, the village now enjoys international renown as a center of Finnish design and art, with over 100 artists, designers and craftsmen calling it home.