Hornvarefabrikken - The Horn Factory - encompasses a rich history dating back 200 years. Its original founder learned his craft of horn-making spoons as a prisoner during The Peninsula War. Upon returning to his native Denmark, he brought with him this newly acquired skill, which he passed on, to local farmers looking to learn a new craft.
Hornvarefabrikken are committed to supporting business in developing countries, and import the horn from domestic cows in Nigeria. A painless process, the horns are collected after the cow has naturally shedded them. The hornware is made in a workshop in Bøvlingbjerg, Denmark using methods that have been tried and tested over more than 200 years. Everything is handmade with some aid from manually operated machines.