We don’t fork our Earth, we renew it. 

We’re always exploring new ways to improve ​our products and sustainability. 

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Our story

It all started with the idea to replace plastic in everyday products with a more sustainable material. Our founders spent several years looking for an alternative to conventional plastic. In 2018, they discovered a way to bind wood flour to natural substances. Thus, our sustainable fork came into being. The overwhelmingly positive customer response inspired us to mass produce cutlery. A year later, in 2019, we founded Refork.  

We’ve spent the last two years tweaking our product to make it more natural, biodegradable and renewable. However, we had an additional criterion; to create a material that would allow us to manufacture great products that can be mass produced easily. We believe the environmentally-friendly solutions with the most significant impact on our future will be those that also provide a good customer experience and can be scaled quickly. 

Therefore, we established an R&D centre, where we can make and test not just materials but also the final products. Our vision is to make natural choices part of everyday life for customers.  
 

Management team

JOSEF ŽÁDNÍK
Chief Executive Officer

ZBYNĚK PROKŠAN
Chief Material Officer

JOSEF HOMOLA
Chief Technology Officer

STANISLAV ŠTÝS
Chief Commercial Officer

DAN BESEDA
Head of Product and Management

DAVID ZABADAL
Chief Financial Officer

Our partners

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainability goes far beyond “being green”. For us, it means striving for continuous improvement in every aspect of our business. At Refork, we look at sustainability through a holistic lens, across the whole value chain. From sourcing to manufacturing and design to the end-of-life, we keep the environment and natural resources at the heart of everything we do. 

Sourcing: we’re reusing waste and sourcing locally to decrease our carbon footprint. 
Manufacturing: we manufacture locally, with close to zero water and material waste. 
Design: we aim to minimize the amount of material used and reduce packaging. 
End-of-life: our products are 100% biodegradable and can be reused or recycled. 

We’re addressing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #12 as our goal is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.